Un Buda


Directed by Diego Rafecas
115 min. / Argentina / Spanish with English subtitles / 2005
Dramatic Feature
Asia Premiere

Un Buda is the brilliant feature film debut of director Diego Rafecas, a Zen teacher in Argentina. The film follows two brothers orphaned as children when their parents were taken by the military during the "dirty wars" of the 1970s in Argentina. Tomas (Agustin Markert) is now a drifting and withdrawn young man who experiments with ascetic practices and has an instinctive compassion for others. His older brother Rafael, played by Rafecas, is a university philosophy professor, detached and alone. Their struggles with each other and the world around them in Buenos Aires take a dramatic turn when they find themselves at a rural Zen center. Un Buda expands our sense of Buddhism in the world today.

This screening is part of the International Buddhist Film Festival Hong Kong 2012. For more information, please visit AsiaSociety.org/IBFF.


Presenting Sponsor

The Robert H.H. Ho Family Foundation


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Event Details

Sat 21 Apr 2012
3 - 5 p.m.
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
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HK$ 55 Asia Society members/ HK$ 65 non-members/ HK$ 30 full-time students/seniors (aged 60 or above)
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