• Director(s): Thomas Balmes
  • Producer(s): Patrick Winocour, Juliette Guigon, Kaarle Aho, Thomas Balm├Ęs
  • Country: Finland, France
  • Year: 2013
  • Duration: 76 min
  • Language: Tibetan
  • Format: DCP
  • Premiere status: None
  • Website: www.quarkprod.com

Eight-year-old Peyangki's widowed mother is unable to afford to enrol him in school, so she sends him to the local monastery instead. He quickly has to adapt to life away from home, with only a single fellow student and the Lama for company. But big changes are on the horizon: a decade after their ruler opened up Bhutan to television and the internet, Peyangki's tiny village is finally getting electricity. When his first television falls off his horse during transit, Peyangki's uncle decides to return to the capital for another set, and invites Peyangki along for the three-day journey. But will television bring happiness? As always, acclaimed filmmaker Thomas Balmes proves adept in transporting us to a remote corner of the world poised on the verge of great change, through astounding cinematography richly deserving of its Sundance award.

Carol Nahra

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Director Filmography
  • 2010, Babies
  • 2007, Damages
  • 2000,
  • 1998, Maharajah Burger
  • 1996, Bosnia Hotel
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