The Sweet Requiem

Directed by Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam
2018
India, USA
91 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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The impressive second narrative feature by Dharamshala-based doco team Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam (Dreaming Lhasa) is set among Tibetan exiles in Delhi. NETPAC Award, Kolkata.

The guiding Buddhist notion of impermanence plays a central role in the story of Dolkar, a young woman who embarked on a perilous trek to India with her father when she was a girl. Now firmly part of Delhi's large Tibetan community, Dolkar is helping Gompo, a recent arrival fleeing Chinese security forces in Lhasa. Slowly, Dolkar recognises Gompo as the guide who abandoned her group on a treacherous Himalayan path all those years ago. But is this really him? Dolkar's consuming memories of childhood trauma are artfully threaded into the suspenseful depiction of her desire for revenge. Sarin and Sonam have documented the Tibetan experience for more than 20 years. This is one of their finest films yet.

Intensely personal and emphatically universal filmmaking.
Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter

Special Guests

Ritu Sarin
Director
Tenzing Sonam
Director

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Fri 14 June
6:30pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 3
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Sun 16 June
1:45pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
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Program Strand
Features, Festival Guests
Original Title
Kyoyang Ngarmo
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
India, USA
Language
In Tibetan with English subtitles
Director
Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam
Producer
Ritu Sarin, Shrihari Sathe
Cast
Jampa Kalsang, Tenzin Dolker
Screenwriter
Tenzing Sonam
Cinematographer
David McFarland
Editor
Jabeen Merchant
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Indian Subcontinent, Women Directors, Human Rights, Politics & Economics, Asia, Religion & Belief
Company Credits
World Sales: Dialectic
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