Ended on 10/4/2007

MILAREPA -  (unrated)

2006 - Bhutan - Tibetan (with English subtitles) - 95 minutes - Shining Moon

Directed by: Neten Chokling Rinpoche

Featuring: Jamyang Lodro


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From Bhutan's awakening national cinema comes the story of Buddhist saint, Milarepa, who makes a perilious journey from vengeance to enlightenment.

Fans of Bhutan's TRAVELERS AND MAGICIANS and THE CUP should note the emergence of another leading name in Bhutanese film: actor turned director Neten Cholking (THE CUP), who charts the life journey of a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism.

With cinematography that couldn't be more breathtaking - the setting is the Split Valley, between India and Tibet, near enough to the roof of the world -- but the film's hero is (at first) decidedly down to earth.

Born into privilege in 1105, the young Milarepa is plunged into near-slavery when his father dies and his legacy goes to a cruel uncle and aunt. Schooled in bitterness and sorcery by his mother, he's meant to be the instrument of a long-boiling, deadly revenge plot. How can a saint-to-be break free and find enlightenment?

"A first class production all the way, and the acting is top-notch, even when performed by non-professionals (it was shot in India using Tibetan locals). The historical props are also thoroughly convincing, and viewers will feel that they've gained some sense of Tibetan history and culture."
-Peter Brunette, Screen International


"A worthy and engaging period pic….good use of spectacular Indian locations. Impressive."
Russell Edwards, Variety

"All the entertainment value of THE CUP and TRAVELLERS AND MAGICIANS and filled with the Buddhist teaching that's never heavy handed. Milarepa's story shows that the path to spiritual enlightenment is accessible to all. Highly recommended. A-"
-Howard Schumann, Talking Pictures(UK)


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Posted by : jess Date Added: 7/9/2007 2:57:45 PMreport this post 
what i wonderful movie and a great story. one of the best movie. LOVED it.

Posted by : DiamondJewel Date Added: 9/9/2007 9:50:03 AMreport this post 
A truly remarkable Film
The message it carries is so relevant for this time

Posted by : a friend Date Added: 9/16/2007 6:41:06 PMreport this post 
stunning scenery, lovely music - very, very well done.
I'm ready for "Part2 - The Path to Liberation"

Posted by : Teddy Sczudlo Date Added: 9/17/2007 9:24:27 PMreport this post 
Wonderfull, Inspirational, and Moving!

Posted by : norbu Date Added: 9/22/2007 9:26:31 PMreport this post 
what a movie ... want to see more and more.. it teach us about the life and death....numer one movie in usa

Posted by : norbu Date Added: 9/22/2007 9:28:37 PMreport this post 
what a movie ... want to see more and more.. it teach us about the life and death....numer one movie in usa. my reques to all tibetans in nyc ..plz watch thiz movie... norbu kalden

Posted by : sam Date Added: 9/24/2007 11:51:23 AMreport this post 
loved it!! can't wait for part two.!!!

Posted by : Sam Date Added: 9/24/2007 11:53:07 AMreport this post 
Movie was great!! Can't wait for part two to come out!!!

Posted by : Tsering Wangay Date Added: 10/9/2007 10:01:32 AMreport this post 
My family enjoyed the movie it very much. We are looking forward to the next sequel. Besides the story of Milarepa itself, tor those who enjoy landscapes, this is a real treat.


Posted by : Tsering Wangay Date Added: 10/9/2007 10:01:32 AMreport this post 
My family enjoyed the movie it very much. We are looking forward to the next sequel. Besides the story of Milarepa itself, tor those who enjoy landscapes, this is a real treat.


Posted by : Joe Date Added: 10/9/2007 11:46:42 AMreport this post 
This movie is one of the best movie i have seen. Beautiful landscape!!! Powerful message as well.


Posted by : Aishah Date Added: 11/9/2007 1:31:11 PMreport this post 
This movie was excellent. The slow pace was like a very gentle stroll and it allowed me to really contemplate the message and the changes that Milarepa went through to get to where he is going. A must see for the contemplative at heart.

Posted by : Aishah Date Added: 11/9/2007 1:31:11 PMreport this post 
This movie was excellent. The slow pace was like a very gentle stroll and it allowed me to really contemplate the message and the changes that Milarepa went through to get to where he is going. A must see for the contemplative at heart.

Posted by : Jeanne Date Added: 12/9/2007 9:38:24 PMreport this post 
The story of Milarepa really touched me and i can't wait for part two to come out.

Posted by : lauren Date Added: 12/9/2007 9:40:03 PMreport this post 
Great Movie.

Posted by : Clif Date Added: 2/8/2008 6:40:34 PMreport this post 
I think it's a great film and look forward to the sequel. However, i'm not sure how much us westerners get out of it not having any connection to Tibetan culture or Buddhism. I hope this inspires people to find out more about these great people because I think we have a lot to learn from them. FREE TIBET!

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     Total Comments:  17   Lowest vote: 3  Highest vote: 5
Average Score: 4.5 out of 5
 

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