Centrul Astra Film



Astra Film Festival

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  • Z32

    An Israeli ex-soldier who participated in a revenge operation where two Palestinian policemen were murdered seeks forgiveness for what he has done. His girlfriend does not think it is that simple, she raises issues he is yet not ready to address. The soldier willingly testifies for camera as long as his identity is not exposed. While the filmmaker keeps looking for the proper solution for concealing the soldier's identity he questions his own political and artistic conduct. ...

  • Zen

    Bordering fiction, the film brings back the true, instructive story of Dogen, a legendary Zen master from Japan. In 1223, the orphan Dogen goes to China to learn about real Buddhism, thus reaching spiritual accomplishment. After learning the Practice and the Teachings of a Chef, he goes back to Japan where, through the books he writes and through the disciples that he gathers around, preaches the real teachings of Buddha. Orin, a girl whom he had saved in his youth and has become a prostitute in order to support her son and her crippled husband, joins him as well. Although he enters Nirvana four decades after his initiating journey, Dogen continues to date to teach people the way of living a paradise on earth, taking things as they are and finding the Buddha within each and everyone. ...