Filmfest 2017

Somewhere deep in a forest of Bhutan, there is a gathering every twelve years of men and women chosen by the “Old Man” to enjoy a few days of anonymity. Masked silhouettes participate in rituals, performances and dances. Faceless, the men and the women allow themselves to be lascivious, playful and daring. One man attends this event for the first time and enters the experience like a new born. He stumbles clumsily through the first days, but quickly adapts, and when he spots Red Wrathful, he becomes totally intoxicated with her. But his desire will lead him down a dangerous path.

tags: Far East, Nature, Religion, Feature film, Dance

Cast: Tshering Dorji, Sadon Lhamo, Thinley Dorji, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Xun Zhou


Screenplay: Khyentse Norbu

Director of Photography: Jigme Tenzing

Film Editor: Zhuangzhuang Tian

Composer: Ahrix

Production Designer: Emily Avery Yoshiko Crow

Costume Design: Jamyang Choden

Sound: Duu-Chih Tu, Shu-yao Wu

Producer: Sarah Chen, Pawo Choyning Dorji

Production Company: Tsong Tsong Ma Production

World Sales: Hanway Films

Director: Khyentse Norbu


Born in 1961 in Bhutan, Khyentse Norbu (a.k.a. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche) was recognized as the main incarnation of the Khyentse lineage in Tibetan Buddhism. Trained in all main schools of Tibetan Buddhism, Khyentse Norbu also studied in the USA, majoring in politics and filmmaking. He served as consultant to Bernando Bertolucci on the film LITTLE BUDDHA. In 1999, Khyentse Norbu made his directorial debut, and Bhutan's first film, THE CUP.