Hema Hema Sing Me A Song While I Wait
(Dzongkha/ Bhutan/ 2016/ 98 Mins)

Dir. Khyentse Norbu
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2nd April | 11:00 AM
Stein Auditorium

Synopsis:  Somewhere deep in a forest, there is a secret gathering every twelve years to celebrate anonymity. Masked, the men and women participate in ancient rituals and dances from the full moon to the new moon. The large group has been specifically chosen by old leader Agay, but his reasons remain mysterious. Having given up their identities, the chosen are playful and lascivious in the lush mountain nature. But not all here is fun and games.

There is harsh punishment for those who break the rules, those who succumb to the temptation of letting others know who they are or those who are too curious about others. Cliques form and invite deception, seduction and jealousy. “Expressionless” attends this festival for the first time. Like a newborn, he stumbles clumsily through his first few days, but quickly adapts. When he spots “Red Wrathful”, he becomes intoxicated with desire for her. A desire that will lead him down a dangerous path.

Suitable for 18 years and above

  • Cast: Tshering Dorji, Sadon Lhamo,Thinley Dorji and Zhou Xun
  • Screenplay: Khyentse Norbu
  • Production: Emily Avery Yoshiko Crow
  • Producer: Pawo Choyning Dorji
  • Line Producer: Pema Wangchuk
  • Cinematography: Jigme Tenzing
  • Editing: Tian Zhuangzhuang and Li Gen
  • Sound: Duu-Chih Tu and Wu Shu-Yao
  • Music: Gary Azukx Dyson
  • Costumes: Jamyang Choden
  • Masks: Yeshey Jimba and Sophie Pushpa Perks
  • Awards: Toronto International Film Festival 2016: Platform Prize – Honourable Mention
  • Festivals: Locarno Film festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Singapore International Film Festival and Dharamshala International Film Festival

Entry Free: Passes available at the Programmes desk, Habitat World, IHC


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