After a successful world premiere to the 69th festival del film Locarno, Hema Hema at the Toronto International Film Festival for their North American premiere. They have been selected as part of platform selection. The last screening will be today 9:30 AM at the Tiff Bell Lightbox. If you are in Toronto, please don't miss it.
------- Words from Director Khyentse Norbu: "Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait, had its world premiere at Aug.9th as part of the Open Doors section of the 69th Festival del film Locarno. Thank you Locarno!
I also wish to announce with joy that the film will be screened at this year’s prestigious Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Festival’s Platform Section.
The Busan Film Festival in Korea, for which I have great respect as one of the best festivals in the world, and with which I have enjoyed such a fruitful relationship, has also graciously included Hema Hema in their line up.
For amateur film makers like us, and especially for our Bhutanese crew and cast which has such passion for film-making despite being utterly deprived of resources, these festival selections give tremendous encouragement to aspiring film makers.
For me personally, there is another reason for celebration. I see Hema Hema as very experimental, in which we try to communicate and tell a story without dialogue or facial expressions. So there’s some satisfaction in thinking that these selections might mean we actually managed to communicate.
So at this joyous moment, I particularly want to thank all the supporters because it is your support that made this film possible."