We’re co-presenting a film at the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival on Aug 8!
Reel Asian is coming up to Mississauga! We’re proud to co-present VARA: A BLESSING at the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF) on August 8. Directed by a Bhutanese monk turned film director, and edited by William Chang (frequent collaborator of Wong Kar Wai’s), this film opened the Busan International Film Festival in 2013 to great reviews. MISAFF takes place in Mississauga from Aug 7-10.
VARA: A BLESSING
Director: Khyentse Norbu
Friday August 8, 7:00 pm
Landmark Square One (100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga)
MISAFF festival passes are on sale for $35 until Aug 1 2014. After that, festival passes are $50 (regular price).
SYNOPSIS: Set against the lush countryside in an Indian village not yet caught up to the modern world, Vara: A Blessing seamlessly intertwines vivid dreamworlds of Hindu gods, classical bharatanatyam dance, and music. It’s a timeless story of love and devotion. TRAILER
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Bhutanese filmmaker Khyentse Norbu’s feature directorial debut The Cup (1999) became an international sensation after its premiere screening at the Cannes Film Festival’s prestigious Director’s Fortnight. It went on to win critical acclaim and awards at major festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Toronto, and Pusan. Norbu’s second film, Travellers & Magicians (2003), was the first full-length feature film shot in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Travellers & Magicians premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and went on to the Toronto and Pusan International Film Festivals, before its international release.
Thank you to our Co-Presentation partner: