PREVIEW – Shambhala (Nepalese) : It does not matter whose child it is

In the heart of the Nepalese Himalayas, the spirited Pema embraces a polyandrous marriage with Tashi and his two younger brothers. They initially lead a harmonious life, but when Tashi fails to return from a trading trip to Lhasa, the legitimacy of Pema’s unborn child is questioned by her community. Determined to prove her love and purity, she embarks on a quest to find Tashi. Accompanied by her brother-in-law, her now de facto spouse Karma, she goes into the wilderness. Karma is a monk. After initially resisting giving up his monastic life, he gradually comes to appreciate the simple existence of a secular life. However, urgent duties call him back to the monastery and Pema is left alone. As she navigates the harsh Himalayan terrain, her quest transcends the search for her missing husband. Pema becomes increasingly immersed in a spiritual search for meaning in which every step brings her closer to self-discovery and liberation.

CREDITS

Name – Shambhala

Director – Min Bahadur Bham

Cinematography – Aziz Zhambakiyev

Editing – Liao Ching Sung, Kiran Shrestha

Music – Nhyoo Bajracharya

Producers – Shooney Films, Kathmandu, Nepal

Actors – Thinley Lhamo (Pema), Sonam Topden (Karma), Tenzin Dalha (Tashi), Karma Wangyal Gurung (Dawa), Karma Shakya (Ram Sir), Loten Namling (Rinpoche),

Tsering Lhamo Gurung (Pema’s Friend), Janga Bahadur Lama (Shepherd)…

Director Min Bahadur Bham (Bio)
Filmography – 2012 Bansulli (The Flute2015 Kalo Pothi (The Black Hen2023 Shambhala
SHAMBHALA is the first South Asian film to be selected in Berlinale’s Main Competition after three decades, adding to its groundbreaking legacy.
Sources – The Berlinale 2024; Shooney Films; YouTube & many others.

 

By SAT Entertainment Reporter

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