Tuesday, May 21, 2019

"Enlightenment" (short Thai TV film)

EPYX via epyxsite.com; Dhr. Seven, Amber Larson, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Girl troubles. Even monks got 'em. It's not what it looks like. He's trying to help her. Really.

Enlightenment: Thai TV movie (full film)
EPYX (Thailand), July 1, 2017
I saved you. - Naff off! - Don't you know it's wrong? - How the F would I know that?
A wandering ascetic Buddhist monk journeys into the forest in search of enlightenment (awakening, bodhi). It's not so easy. There are roadblocks and diversions. What this celibate monastic finds is a pretty girl trying to commit suicide. Her story leads him into a deep cycle of karma (the ripening of past actions in the present). He has to fix this loop for her sake as well as his own. But ain't nobody got time for grrrl troubles. Will he ever gain the enlightenment he seeks?

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