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BHUTAN | 132 minutes | 2016

Spirituality and mystery commingle against a Himalayan backdrop in a Bhutanese cinematic oddity that also happens to be directed by a woman, Dechen Roder. Kinley, an impassive police officer, investigates the disappearance of a Buddhist nun. All clues point toward Choden, the village “demoness.” He sets out to track her down, but the suspect thwarts his plans by immediately proposing a pact and a road trip. With its disconcerting story and lyricism reminiscent of Apichatpong Weera- sethakul, the film is a phantasmagoria with feminist overtones.

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Programs

Monday October 9, 2017

Program #156
18:30
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Thursday October 12, 2017

Program #232
14:00
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Dechen Roder

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Dechen Roder
  • Interpreter Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk, Sonam Tashi Choden, Chencho Dorji Dorji

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