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Sesimbra\'s coastline, Arrábida and Cape Espichel were sets for

Hornblower

the Louvre museum received in 2006 about 7.3 million tourists, 50% driven by the film

The Da Vinci Code

...and the sea so

close

Britain currently receive 130 million visitors that visit some of the local filming of

Harry Potter

The House of Spirits brought to Cape Espichel actors like

Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep or Glenn Close

Kumano

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Kumano


Mathieu LE LAY


France


00:05:00


Kumano is a region in Japan where Shugendo, the Way of ascetic training and testing in holy mountains, has been practised for over a thousand years. This entire short film was shot there. It shows Yamabushi monk Kosho Tateishi, a Master and Teacher of Shugendo, during prayer rituals performed in the wild and at his temple. In his spiritual practices, Kosho is in visceral contact with the elements (earth, water, fire, wind) and in fusion with sacred Nature. The experience of Life through the physical senses awakes our consciousness and ultimately leads to enlightenment in this very body.