SOURCE: Lombard PR

May 10, 2008 16:10 ET

Director Actress Anna Wilding Attends Cannes 2008 With Carpe Diem Films LLC New York and the Film "BUDDHA WILD MONK IN A HUT"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 10, 2008) - Director Actress Anna Wilding will be attending the Producers Network Cannes 2008 and taking the feature film "Buddha Wild Monk in a Hut" to market for the first time. All European, Latin American and Asian rights are available. The film was shot partly in New Zealand on a remote Buddhist monastery and produced by Carpe Diem Films LLC New York, out of Australia and USA. The "inspiring" film "Buddha Wild Monk in a Hut," directed, produced written and presented by actress Anna Wilding, was accepted as a finalist into the Kids FIRST Film Festival organized by the American Coalition for Quality Children's Media The program is backed by sponsors that include HBO, Fox, Paramount Vantage, Discovery, Starz Network and others.

"Buddha Wild" was selected for the International Festival of Films on Tribal Art and Cultures held in India-IFFTAC. The film screened at the Screen Actors Guild Foundation Screening Series, the Calgary Buddhist film series and cinemas in Los Angeles and New Zealand and numerous other venues in the USA. "Buddha Wild" has been called a "heartwarming, charming and illuminating film" and "a must see film" by Splash Magazine. It garnered critics pick in LA Weekly Magazine, Los Angeles which said, "GO! A surprisingly pleasant trip."

"Buddha Wild" provides an "affectionate glimpse" with a well-judged mixture of "seriousness and humor" into the cultural and monastic lives of missionary monks. The film humbly explores the tenets of Buddhism, celibacy, politics, the role of women in Asian society and the day-to-day lives of Theravadin monks from Sri Lanka and Thailand.

"Buddha Wild" has the tag line "Wild to be one with Nature," and the first film for Carpe Diem Films. CDF will be completing funding on its next film project at Cannes. Ms. Wilding's career spans over decade in Hollywood, UK and Australia.

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Professional Critic Reviews:
"A Must See Film"
"Anna Wilding Captures Our Attention!"
"A very sweet and delightfully accurate film. "
"Go! Inspiration. A Surprisingly Pleasant Trip"
"Fascinating and Illuminating Film. A well judged mixture of Seriousness
and Humour."
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