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PIG AT THE CROSSING

Bhutan · 2023 · Drama · 122 min. · Dzongka with Spanish subtitles.

Screening day and time
27 / 10 / 2024 – 20:40 h.

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Synopsis

After a young man abruptly dies in an accident, he grapples with an unfamiliar world of the space between death and rebirth.
Dolom, a passionate YouTube creator and newly appointed school teacher in Bhutan has a one-night stand with a married woman, Deki. When she discovers that she’s pregnant, Dolom concocts a plan to cover up the affair and save his reputation. On his way to rendezvous with Deki, Dolom gets into a motorcycle accident and wakes up in a bizarre, and chaotic world.
​Slowly he begins to realize that he is in fact dead. With the help of a mysterious guide, Dolom navigates this in-between realm and faces his storied past and the consequences of his actions. As time collapses around him, he must choose to right his wrongs and let go of his attachment to his former self or be trapped to wander in a dream-like in-between state for timelessness.

Direction

Khyentse Norbu began his film career in 1993, collaborating as a consultant to the Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018) on the production of Little Buddha. He is the director of five films: The Cup (1999), a production that enjoyed great international acceptance; Travelers and Wizards (2003), his first feature film shot entirely in Bhutan; Vara: A Blessing (2013), filmed in Sri Lanka; Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait (2017), filmed in Bhutan and winner of various international awards, Looking for a lady with fangs and a moustache (2019), film that was screened in the first edition of the FCBC and his sixth and latest production Pig at the Crossing (2023) shot entirely in Bhutan with a cast and crew of young Bhutanese.
Known in the Buddhist world as Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Norbu brings to his films a profound and subtle mastery and understanding of Buddhist philosophy and practice. He studied and trained with some of the leading Tibetan Buddhist masters of the 20th century, graduated from secular schools in India and Europe, and teaches Buddhism on five continents

Awards and Nominations

The film’s official website proudly claims that the film has been rejected by 30 festivals, but we stick with Martin Scorsese’s comments on the film.

“Such a beautiful movie. Sweet, sad and moving.”
Martin Scorsese

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