a film by Thomas Balmès. Starts December 9th at the fsk. In Dzongkha with German subtitles.
16-year-old Peyangki has lived as a monk in a monastery in the mountains of Bhutan since early childhood. His smartphone is the connection to the world, in it he has seen everything – and he has fallen in love. He met Nguen on WeChat, the Chinese facebook. For months, the two exchange messages day and night, Peyangki sings for her, she reveals her wishes and hopes for the future. It is first, total love that changes everything and turns the life of a teenager upside down.
He forgot that he wanted to make money; forgot that he wanted to return from the monastery to his family. Now he wants to go to town, and meet Nguen – because so far they’ve only met virtually. „Sing Me a Song” will accompany the young monk on his journey to the capital and his first meeting with Nguen.
FR/DE/CH 2019, 90 Min., Dzongkha OmU,
Regie & Kamera: Thomas Balmès,
Schnitt: Alex Cardon, Ronan Sinquin