- Japan Premiere
HEMA HEMA: SING ME A SONG WHILE I WAIT
Director: Khyentse NORBU
2016｜Bhutan, Hong Kong｜95min｜Language: Dzongkha｜Subtitles: Japanese, English
|3/7 (Tue)||14:00||Hankyu Umeda Hall||◎|
|3/12 (Sun)||13:40||ABC Hall|
- Tshering DORJI
Somewhere deep in a forest in Bhutan, there is a secret gathering every twelve years to celebrate anonymity. A group of men and women are chosen to wear masks and participate in ancient rituals and dances from the full moon to the new moon. This large group has been specifically chosen by old leader Agay, but his reasons remain mysterious. Having given up their identities, the chosen are playful and lascivious in the lush mountain nature. But not all here is fun and games. There is harsh punishment for those who break the rules, those who succumb to the temptation of letting others know who they are or those who are too curious about others. Cliques form and invite deception, seduction and jealousy. One man attends this festival for the first time. Like a newborn, he stumbles clumsily through his first few days, but quickly adapts. When he spots “Red Wrathful”, he becomes intoxicated with desire for her. A desire that will lead him down a dangerous path...