Thursday Cinema
Phörpa [The Cup]

Salt Galata

October 13, 2016 19.00

Phorpa 1999 <i>Phörpa</i> [Kupa] (1999) filminden bir kare ©HanWay Films
Still from Phörpa [The Cup] (1999) ©HanWay Films
SALT Galata, Auditorium

Phörpa [The Cup] (1999)
Director: Khyentse Norbu
93 minutes
Hindi and Tibetan; Turkish and English subtitles

A remote Himalayan monastery run by Buddhist monks from Tibet is suddenly disrupted by World Cup fever in 1998. Centuries-old traditions and the esteemed guardian lamas face unique challenges when their young pupils - all eager football fans - become determined to watch the televised final match. However, as televisions are banned in the monastery, these young pupils face a challenge of their own. Inspired by true events, former Buddhist monk and director Khyentse Norbu offers a sense of authenticity through the film accompanied by a humorous rendition of diverging traditions, escape plans and secret plots.

Thursday Cinema is supported by Garanti Mortgage. Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.