BIFF 2020
International documentary
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Sing Me a Song

Frankrike / Tyskland / Sveits/ 2019/ 1 t. 40 min.
LANGUAGE:
dzongkha
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Thomas Balmès
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Thomas Balmès
PRODUCER:
Thomas Balmès
The one about the buddhist monk, the smartphone and the online crush

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.

Thomas Balmès

Thomas Balmès (France) Selected filmography: HAPPINESS (BIFF 2014), BABIES (2010), DAMAGES (2005), A DECENT FACTORY (2004)