‘The Cup’
(Feature Film | Duration: 46 min | Directed by: Khyentse Rinpoche)

Still from the movie 'The Cup'

Set in a Tibetan monastery at Bir, near Dharamshala, 'The Cup' is a story of clash of two cultures; traditional monastic life versus the fast pace of modern life as aptly symbolised by the 1999 World Cup football tournament. The film brings out the pleasures and pains of monastic life through a few chosen characters. Even as the viewer understands the inner struggle of a young Tibetan placed in an alien environment, he is made aware of the current tragic situation in Tibet, through letters that arrive from across the mountains. The monastic setting as well as the fact that the majority of the characters are real-life monks give the film a strange movement between fiction and reality.

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