Sing Me a Song
In this critically acclaimed follow-up to BIFF favourite HAPPINESS (2014), Thomas Balmès returns to rural Bhutan to catch up with young Bhuddist monk Peyangki and see how he is coping with the introduction of smartphones and the internet into monastic life. Discovering a community caught between tradition and modern technology, Balmès tells a highly specific tale of internet dating and distracted prayers, which nonetheless captures universal truths about the way technology transforms human relations, perspectives and patterns of behaviour.
This film can be streamed on BIFF+ 12–31 October 2020. Limited amount of rentals on BIFF+.
Thomas Balmès (France) Selected filmography: HAPPINESS (BIFF 2014), BABIES (2010), DAMAGES (2005), A DECENT FACTORY (2004)