In person: Brian Perkins, director
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At their monastery nestled in the jungle hills of Myanmar, life cycles peacefully for four very young Buddhist monks. One day, the head abbot departs on a journey through the mountain pass. Alone and exposed, the four young boys must now fend for themselves. With mounting challenges, encroaching war, and mysterious forces around them, the leader among the boys must choose whether to follow their master. This vivid neorealist film by American Brian Perkins is infused with both Burmese folk stories and Buddhist tradition, dreams and dharma, life and death. Powerfully filmed on location in Myanmar. (Dir.: Brian Perkins, Germany/United States/Myanmar, 2015, 101 min., DCP, Burmese with English subtitles)