The Next Guardian

Bhutan, Hungary, Netherlands, 2016, 74´
Director of photography: Arun Bhattarai

DIRECTOR: Arun Bhattarai, Zurbó Dorottya
SCREENPLAY: Arun Bhattarai, Zurbó Dorottya
MUSIC: Balázs Ádám
SOUND: Várhegyi Rudolf
EDITOR: Szalai Károly
CAST: Gyembo, Tashi, Tenzin, Phub Lhamo
PRODUCER: Ugrin Julianna
DISTRIBUTOR: Syndicado Film Sales

In a remote village in Bhutan, Gyembo (16) and Tashi (15) aimlessly roam while their father meticulously polishes the ancient relics inside the altar of their family monastery. This family has been taking care of the monastery from one generation to the next for thousands of years. Following tradition, the father wants his son to carry on the family heritage but Gyembo has other desires just like his transgender sister. Through bittersweet microsituations, the film takes us inside a Bhutanese family where the contrasting dreams of two generations are caught in a time clash.

11 may 18:00 • Vilmos Zsigmond Screen  

Best Documentary