I just saw this film last week and really enjoyed it. It was a beautiful film - beautiful cinematography. And I agree with beforewisdom - I think it truly captured the essence of buddhism.
It's one of those films that is difficult to recommend to others, though. I told a friend of mine to watch it and she thought it was so boring and I doubt she watched the whole thing. I, on the other hand, was really disappointed when it was over.