Two DocNomads alumni present their co-directed film in IDFA
The world premiere of The Next Guardian, a documentary co-directed in Bhutan by two DocNomads alumni, Dorottya Zurbó and Arun Bhattarai, will be held in the IDFA Competition for First Appearance which aims at supporting talented new filmmakers.
Dorottya’s and Arun’s project was previously supported by IDFA Bertha Fund. The film is a co-production of Éclipse Film (Hungary) and Sound Pictures (Bhutan).
• 74' • 2017 • Hungary, Bhutan
In a remote village in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, Gyembo (16) and Tashi (15) aimlessly roam while their father meticulously polishes the ancient relics inside the altar of their family monastery. This family has been taking care of the monastery from one generation to the next for thousands of years. Following tradition, the father wants his son Gyembo to carry on the family heritage but he has other desires just like his sister. The film through bittersweet micro-situations takes us inside a Bhutanese family where the contrasting dreams of two generations are caught in a time clash.
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