i saw an early cut of this film and was very impressed. it spans many years, and thereby gives one a real sense of the evolution one man's relationship to religion, life, women, etc. though not a Buddhist, i found the issues raised and discussed of great interest. in this sense the film appeals to universal interests - our struggle to understand ourselves, our universe and our relationships. like most good films it has some very funny and also poignant moments. the premise alone is excellent: a British man moves to Iceland and becomes one of the few Buddhist monks. when his faith falters, and he is tempted away by a woman, we have great cinema in the making. his return to the faith, of course, gives the story a wonderful arc. given the growing interest in Buddhism in western cultures, i think this film will (and should) do very well. see it!