HEMA HEMA: SING ME A SONG WHILE I WAIT

HE-MÀ HE-MÀ

By Khyentse NORBU

HANWAY FILMS - as SALES

Drama - Completed 2016

The dazzling new film from Bhutanese lama and filmmaker Khyentse Norbu (The Cup, Travellers and Magicians) chronicles a sacred jungle ritual whose masked, anonymous participants seek after complete self-knowledge — or descend into thievery, violation, and murder.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2016
Platform TORONTO PLATFORM PRIZE - special mention
Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
A Window on Asian Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BHUTAN, HONG KONG (CHINA)
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Khyentse NORBU
    • Writer(s)
    • Khyentse NORBU
    • Producer(s)
    • Sarah CHEN, Pawo DORJI
    • Synopsis
    • Somewhere deep in a forest, there is a secret gathering every twelve years of men and women chosen by the Old Man to enjoy a few days of anonymity. Masked silhouettes participate in rituals, performances and dances. Faceless, the men and the women allow themselves to be lascivious, playful and daring.

      One man attends this event for the first time and enters the experience like a newborn. He stumbles clumsily through the first days, but quickly adapts, and when he spots Red Wrathful, he becomes totally intoxicated with her. But his desire will lead him down a dangerous path.
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