Zen for Nothing
CH 2016 100'
Director: Werner Penzel
Script: Werner Penzel, Sabine Timoteo
Camera: Werner Penzel
Sound: Ayako Mogi, Peter Von Siebenthal, Felix Bussmann
Editing:: Ayako Mogi
Music:: Fred Frith
Production:: Recycled TV AG, Werner Penzel Filmproduktion, Peter Guyer, Werner Penzel, Madeleine Corbat
With: Sabine Timoteo
Hidden in the wooded mountains on the west coast of Japan lies the small Zen monastery Antaiji. A young woman sets off to immerse herself through autumn, winter and spring in the adventures of monastic life. The young woman is Sabine Timoteo from Switzerland. The abbot of the monastery is Muho Noelke, born in Berlin. An interplay between the philosophy of the Japanese Zen master Kodo Sawaki and the surprises brought forth by everyday life.