Sing Me a Song


Presentation

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 ?

A film directed by Thomas Balmès (Director, Author, Director of Photography, Producer)

Year of production: 2019

Length: 99’

Production: TBC Productions, Participant Media, zero one film, Close Up Films, ARTE France Cinéma, RTS — Radio Télévision Suisse

With the support of: ARTE France, the Région Île-de-France, Filmförderungsanstalt, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Office fédéral de la culture – OFC, Cinéforom and Loterie Romande

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Press & Festivals

Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival – Doc NYC –  International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam – One World Film Festival – Festival international du film documentaire Docville – Festival international du film documentaire Millenium – Les Arcs Film Festival

© copyright 2019 – Thomas Balmès