THE SWEET REQUIEM
Director: Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam
An exiled woman from Tibet unexpectedly meets a man from her past. Due to her traumatic flight through the Himalayas she believes she has lost her memory. The presence of this strange man makes her suddenly regain a part of her past. Her memories are rekindled, and the protagonist experiences the desire to recover normality at any cost.
Ritu Sarin (New Delhi), after graduating from the University of Delhi, did an MFA in Image and Video at the California College of Arts. Tenzing Sonam (Darjeeling), graduated from St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi and also went to California to study television journalism. Together they have made over 20 documentaries, several video installations and one feature film. Their work has focused primarily on Tibet, questioning political issues of identity and gender that confront Tibetans. Their first film Im, Dreaming Lhasa (2005) had its European premiere at SSIFF. Ritu and Tenzing have been directing the Dharamshala International Film Festival since 2012.
Thursday 3 of December,