First Trailer for Fascinating ‘The Monk and the Gun’ Film from Bhutan

The Monk and the Gun Trailer

“We live in strange times.” Cinetic has debuted a festival promo trailer for the indie film The Monk and the Gun, the second feature made by the very talented Bhutanese filmmaker Pawo Choyning Dorji. His first film, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom, was nominated for Best International Film at the 2022 Academy Awards – getting him tons of extra attention. He’s back with his next new feature, another drama set in the stunning mountains of Bhutan (it’s near Nepal & Tibet). The Monk and the Gun premiered at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend, and stops at TIFF next this fall – seeking a distributor. The intro from TIFF: “Set in 2006, when the Kingdom of Bhutan began its transition to democracy, this playful ensemble drama is a poignant parable about the impossibility of embracing modernity without reckoning with the past.” The story follows an American who travels into Bhutan in search of a treasure and crosses path with a young monk wandering through the serene mountains. The film stars Tandin Wangchuk, Deki Lhamo, Pema Zangmo Sherpa, Tandin Sonam, & Harry Einhorn. This is a film I just have to see – will be watching. // Continue Reading ›