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Message to youth from Buddha’s teachings

Appreciable effort: A Korean film being screened at Nimai Gosh Film Society in Tiruchi.

Appreciable effort: A Korean film being screened at Nimai Gosh Film Society in Tiruchi.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam

M. Balaganessin

TIRUCHI: The audience at a film appreciation session had an opportunity to understand the philosophy and teachings of Lord Buddha at a screening of the Korean film, ‘Summer, Winter, Fall’ organised by the Nimai Gosh Film Society in the city recently.

The film directed by Kim Ki Duk, centres around a Buddhist monk and a youth. The youth, in his early life, ignores the monk’s advice to adhere to good code of conduct, only to realise its significance later.

At the end of the film, those who had gathered held a discussion on the film, the techniques adopted to sensitise the masses to the teachings of Lord Buddha and the responsibility of the present day youths.

“The film, released in September 2003, brings to light the various cycles of fortunes and miseries in one’s life,” said the Organising secretary of the Society, K. Mahadevan.

“Likening one’s life to corresponding seasons, the film portrays one’s childhood days to the spring, and the youth period to the summer,” he said.

Film festival in Tiruchi

He also said that the Society, in co-ordination with the Directorate of Film Festival, New Delhi, has planned to organise a three-day international film competition in Tiruchi shortly. Competitions on short-films would be held, with a view to encouraging the directors of short-films, he added.

The secretary of the Society G. Nazar; film appreciation volunteers V. Ganapathy and Meenakshi, Mothi Rajagopal, and the executive member of the society L. Chithra were among those who participated in the discussion.

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