Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bhutanese film in Pan-Asia film festival

Source: Bhutan Observer


Bhutanese film in Pan-Asia film festival

19 November 2009

Milarepa, a Bhutanese film directed by Neten Chokling, will be shown alongside international films at the 2nd Pan-Asia Film Festival at the Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly Circus in the UK from November 27 to December 11.

Milarepa is a feature film, which follows the life of the legendary 11th century Tibetan Buddhist mystic and saint, Jetsun Milarepa.
A selection of the best new cinema from across Asia will be screened at the festival. The festival will showcase the latest work by Oscar-nominated director of House of the Flying Daggers, Zhang Yimou, and other films by award-winning film-makers and emerging talents from China, Japan, Iran, Taiwan, Bhutan and the Philippines.
The Asia House Pan-Asia Film Festival 2009 provides a unique snapshot of current film-making across Asia. The festival films, presented this year at the Apollo Cinema reveal film-making talent in unexpected places like Bhutan and the Philippines, and confirm the influence and depth of cinema from countries with established film industries including China, Japan and Iran.
This year’s selection of films also offers unique insights into the lives, both fictional and real, of people from a variety of Asian countries, small and large.Milarepa, a Bhutanese film directed by Neten Chokling, will be shown alongside international films at the 2nd Pan-Asia Film Festival at the Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly Circus in the UK from November 27 to December 11.Milarepa is a feature film, which follows the life of the legendary 11th century Tibetan Buddhist mystic and saint, Jetsun Milarepa.

A selection of the best new cinema from across Asia will be screened at the festival. The festival will showcase the latest work by Oscar-nominated director of House of the Flying Daggers, Zhang Yimou, and other films by award-winning film-makers and emerging talents from China, Japan, Iran, Taiwan, Bhutan and the Philippines.

The Asia House Pan-Asia Film Festival 2009 provides a unique snapshot of current film-making across Asia. The festival films, presented this year at the Apollo Cinema reveal film-making talent in unexpected places like Bhutan and the Philippines, and confirm the influence and depth of cinema from countries with established film industries including China, Japan and Iran.

This year’s selection of films also offers unique insights into the lives, both fictional and real, of people from a variety of Asian countries, small and large.

By Tandin Pem


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