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SAFFRON HEART

Sun 26 Sep | 12.50pm

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SINGAPORE PREMIERE

Russia | 2018 | 90 min | PG

English and Tibetan with English subtitles

Directed by Paul McLay

A young Tibetan boy arrives at a Buddhist monastery in South India, and deeply misses his home and parents. After Lobsang tries to escape several times, his compassionate teacher draws him a map-quest that consists of eight puzzles. Once he has found the answers to all of them, Lobsang will be able to return home. While trying to solve the puzzle, Lobsang finds his way home, meets new friends, and also makes his first important decision.

Sun 26 Sep | 12.50pm

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Post-Screening Dialogue

Saffron Heart director Paul McLay - THIS Buddhist Film Festival

with director Paul McLay

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DIRECTOR’S BIO

Saffron Heart director Paul McLay - THIS Buddhist Film Festival

Paul McLay is a filmmaker and music composer with Scottish roots and a brave heart. He has more than ten years’ experience in the advertising industry.

In 2012 his viral video for Nestle Fitness called True Love Story received nominations for several categories in Idea Awards 2012. In 2013 he filmed a festival short called Paradiso Perduto in Venice. SAFFRON HEART is Paul’s debut feature film.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

The first thing that I wanted to do with SAFFRON HEART was to help the Tibetan refugees who live in a reservation in South India; that’s why all the income from the film will go to them. The second was to make a really positive movie that can be shown to kids. And the last thing was to show the real life in a Buddhist monastery, where monks have to work hard as much as we do, while finding time for study and spiritual practice, gaining wisdom so as to selflessly share their knowledge with all of us.

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Tasya Maklay
Producer
tasya.maklay@gmail.com

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