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SING ME A SONG

by Thomas Balmès

synopsis

Young Peyangki lives and studies in a picturesque monastery deep in the mountains of Bhutan. A few years have passed since the king allowed TV and internet into the country, and now the structured daily rituals of candle lighting and recitation of prayers compete with the powerful lure of smart phones. Privately, Peyangki is passionate about love songs and falls in love on WeChat with a young singer from the city of Thimphu. Disinterested in study and often reprimanded by his masters, he sells medicinal mushrooms to make enough money to leave the monastery in search of “the one he dreams of night and day”. Peyangki trades in his robes for street clothes, but will he succumb to romance and the temptations of the city or return to his pious life in the monastery ?

international title: Sing Me a Song
original title: Sing Me a Song
country: France, Germany, Switzerland
sales agent: Participant Media (US)
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Thomas Balmès
film run: 99'
cinematography by: Thomas Balmès
film editing: Alex Cardon, Ronan Sinquin
producer: Thomas Balmès
executive producer: Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann
production: TBC, Zero One Film, Close Up Films, ARTE France Cinéma, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, Participant Media (US)
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