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DARK RED FOREST

Documentary 1h 25m 2021

Dark Red Forest is an exploration of the daily lives of women devoted to their faith. 20,000 Buddhist nuns live in a monastery on a snowy plateau in Tibet. Surrounded by harsh nature and secluded from the outside world, these women offer us a glimpse into their religious exploration of life’s biggest questions. Far away from their families, the nuns entrust themselves to their guru and strive to achieve a state of contemplative insight into the nature of existence. In the coldest days of the year, the nuns go into retreat for 100 days in tiny cabins scattered across the barren hillsides. When the time comes for them to depart, their guru comforts the disconsolate nuns with this advice: “Our hearts must be like mountains that cannot be moved by the wind.” An astonishing look at the persistence of faith and devotion amid hostile surroundings.


This film is available for the extension of the festival, until Sunday 14 November.

This film is available for audiences in India only.

You can watch it with the following Festival Passes:

Language

Tibetan

Subtitles

English

Country

China

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