Kyoyang Ngarmo (The Sweet Requiem) 2018 Ages 15+

3.30PM Sat 26 Feb 2022 (1hr 31mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

A superbly acted and subtly scripted Tibetan film about the realities of not being able to return home. As a young child Dolkar left her Tibetan homeland and was led by her father through a perilous mountain pass in the hope of a better life in India. The film follows Dolkar as an adult living in India’s Dharamshala. She must decide whether to help a fellow Tibetan who is on the run from spies. First-time actress Tenzin Dolker in the leading role of Dolkar, delivers a mesmerising and moving performance. This is the second fiction film from documentary filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam who showcase their deft hand at fiction directing, crafting a masterful portrait of the joys, sadness and complexities of exile. RH

Ages 15+ | Adult themes

CREDITS

DIGITAL, COLOUR, STEREO, 91 MINS, INDIA/UNITED STATES, TIBETAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTORS: RITU SARIN, TENZING SONAM / PRODUCERS: RITU SARIN, SHRIHARI SATHE / SCRIPT: TENZING SONAM / CINEMATOGRAPHER: DAVID MCFARLAND / CAST: TENZIN DOLKER, JAMPA KALSANG, SHAVO DORJEE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: WHITE CRANE FILMS