Concorso Internazionale / international competition


di Ahsen Nadeem (USA / Giappone / Irlanda, 2022, 98’)
Anteprima Italiana / Italian Premiere
Grand Prix / FIPADOC Biarritz
Miglior Opera Prima / Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Polonia

An exploration of truth, faith and love, from the top of a mountain to the bottom of a sundae. After decades of living a secret life, a filmmaker travels to a strict Japanese monastery in search of guidance, but the only monk who will help him prefers ice cream and heavy metal over meditation. Together they forge an unlikely friendship that leads them to higher truths and occasionally, a little trouble.

Ahsen Nadeem is a writer and director. Born in Saudi Arabia, he immigrated to Ireland and eventually settled in the United States. His debut feature documentary, “Crows are White”, premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim and received numerous awards in its extensive festival run, including BFI London, Palm Springs, Hot Docs and DocAviv.


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