"TRANSCENDENCE IN ACTION"
"RAVISHING VISUALS AND AN ABUNDANCE OF INDIAN DANCE AND MUSIC PROVIDE A SENSORY TONIC"
"AN ATMOSPHERE OF DIVINE PLAY"
"A LOVE POEM TO CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCE"
In a rural Indian village, a timeless story of forbidden love unfolds. This third feature by director and Buddhist master Khyentse Norbu seamlessly intertwines vivid dreamworlds of Hindu gods, Indian sacred dance and music to tell a story of supreme devotion.
Vara: A Blessing is the third feature film of Bhutanese filmmaker Khyentse Norbu. His 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.