Previously at the ICA - Films
16 Jun 2007 – 26 Jun 2007
A patient and beautifully observed documentary, with Herzog following the key Buddhist ritual, the Kalachakra initiation, in which Tibetan Buddhist monks are ordained. The film travels with pilgrims as they make their way on foot to the holy spot of Mount Kailash before ending up in an exhibition hall in Graz, Austria with the final sweeping away of the intricate sacred mandala that gives the film its name.
Dir Werner Herzog, Germany/USA/Italy 2003, 81 mins, subtitles