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Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)
This newly remastered director’s cut of Meetings with Remarkable Men tells the story of G. I. Gurdjieff and his search for hidden knowledge and inner growth, based on his book by the same name. The movie follows his journeys through Central Asia as he discovers new levels of understanding through music, dance and near-encounters with death.
As a young man exploring ancient ruins, Gurdjieff discovers scrolls confirming the existence of a brotherhood long thought to be extinct. He begins a search that leads through unforeseeable hazards and finally to a school where he learns to bring together all the principles of an esoteric teaching.
The film, directed by Peter Brook, was made on location in the forbidding, rarely photographed mountains and deserts of Afghanistan, and has been widely acclaimed for its unique visual beauty. Throughout his career, Peter Brook has distinguished himself in the genres of theatre, opera, film and writing. He has won multiple awards.
To watch Peter Brook speak about his decision to revisit his film more than 30 years after its creation, see Peter Brook on Meetings with Remarkable Men