Act Normal| 1hr : 21mins
Director: Olaf de Fleur | Producer: Olaf de Fleur
Focus Years: 2006 | Country: Iceland
Robert T. Edison was born and raised in Nottingham, England. When he was fourteen years old he began to practice Buddhism. Eighteen years old he became a monk and went to Thailand where, for a decade, he spent his time in monasteries around the country. He became the first Buddhist monk in Iceland when he moved here in 1994 and founded a Buddhist sect. Five years later Robert decided to â€œderobeâ€ and get married. After sixteen years of celibacy Robert had to deal with being â€œnormalâ€ â€“ getting employment, paying his bills and dealing with the needs of his partner. After four years in â€œthe real worldâ€ Robert traveled back to Thailand to become a monk again. Act Normal is filmed from 1994 to 2006 and is a unique exploration of one manâ€™s twelve-year search for some kind of love.