Program

Focus: Bhutan

Prophecy

Terma

Screenings / tickets

19 Nov 2017
16:00
Kinoteka 3
Bhutan 2016, 84’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Zuri Rinpoche
screenplay: Zuri Rinpoche, Pelden Dorji, Fiona Lo, Karma Yonten
cinematography: Zuri Rinpoche, Pelden Dorji, Henry Lai
editing: Wong Hoi, Loday Chophel
music: Henry Lai, Jigme Drukpa
sound: Kinson Tsang, Karma Wangchuk
cast: Loday Chophel, Ugyen Pema, Dorji Khandu, Lekzin Choden, Ani Choying Drolma, Karma Wangchuk
producer: Winnie Su
production: Kamala Studios
language: Dzongkha
colouration: colour

awards and festivals

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York 2017 - Best Narrative Feature; Asia Pacific International Filmmaker Festival And Awards Indonesia 2016 - Platinum Award

Film description

A young, ambitious girl studying in the capital, returns to her home village to help her sick mother. She asks for aid in the local monastery, where she meets a monk her age, an incarnation of an important teacher announced in an old prophecy. It seems that the girl’s return is not just a coincidence, and her place in the local community can be different than anybody expected.

The director, who himself is a monk, uses the convention of a religious tale to talk about the role of women in the Buddhist community and to point to the discrepancies between the customs and the original teachings of the ancient texts. His film is partly a warm, charming modern fairy tale, and partly a documentary take on the reality of monastery life and the dilemmas of to the confrontation of age-long customs with contemporary reality.

Jagoda Murczyńska

Zuri Rinpoche

Born in 1972, he is the successive incarnation of the 7th Zuri Rinpoche of Thrangu Monastry in Qinghai. Since childhood, he has had a strong innate passion for arts and culture, and a great interest in the appreciation of photography and sculpture. "Prophecy" is his directorial debut.

Filmography:

2016 Przepowiednia / Terma / Prophecy

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