The Monk from the Holy Land

School: The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University

Director: Nizan Lotem

filmmaker's profile

63 years old Jonathan Katznelson leads a double life. In the morning he's a dentist, and in the evening he wears his robes and becomes a Buddhist monk. When his father dies, Jonathan is free to realize his dream and move to a monastery in France.


Duration: 47 min.

Country: Israel

Language: English, Hebrew

Year: 2017

Genre: Documentary

Topic: Buddhist

Cast & Crew

Director: Nizan Lotem

Producer: Ealeal Semel

Writer: Nizan Lotem

Actors: Jonathan Katznelson, Shuki Preminger