FRI 28 SEP | 7:00pm
SOUTH KOREA 2017
Ladakhi and Tibetan with English subtitles
Directed by Moon Chang-Yong and Jeon Jin
The coming of age and a heart-warming tale of a young Rinpoche’s reincarnation and journey home.
Padma Angdu’s world turns upside down when the monastery where he belonged to expels him. He is recognised as a ‘Living Buddha’ in Ladakh, and the only thing that holds him together is the unfaltering love of his teacher. High expectations from his community leads the young Rinpoche into rebellion as he enters into adolescence. After having waited years in vain for his disciples from Tibet, the soon-to-be teenage Rinpoche and his aging teacher embark on an epic journey towards Tibet, in search of an answer.
Moon Chang-Yong is South Korea’s multi award-winning director and cinematographer who has been creating documentaries for Korea’s major broadcasters since 1998. His awards include EBS Prize for Excellence (2009); KIPA Best Documentary Award Grand Prize (2011); KCTTA Work of Art Prize (2012); and KBS Prize for
Jeon Jin is a a producer/director, raised in Africa and currently producing documentaries in South Korea for a global audience. Her credits include 1 Hectare of Happiness (2013), awarded the KBS Prize for Excellence.
At the core of this heart-warming tale of two characters living in the harsh, barren land of Ladakh, is the undeniable love and sacrifice that is universal. Despite having been miles away from home, it moved me deeply and conjured up familiar feelings of the unconditional love that I received from my mother. With the sense of hope amidst the trials and tribulations that our characters face, this film recaptures the most valuable human feeling we have long forgotten in our modern world.