I Am A Monk
Yukinori Makabe, 2015 (118m)
24-year-old Susumu may have been raised in a temple and attended Buddhist university, but he has chosen to work in a bookshop rather than train as an apprentice monk. However when his grandfather, the temple’s Abbot, suddenly becomes ill and dies, Susumu decides it is time to accept his familial duty and take his grandfather’s place. As he learns that his new job has mundane duties and unexpected challenges similar to any other, he must also try to live up to the community’s expectations of him as a spiritual leader.