Becoming Who I Was

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Becoming Who I Was


Thursday Aug 16 01:00 PM
Thursday Aug 16 07:30 PM
Wednesday Aug 22 07:30 PM
Wednesday Aug 29 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Due to the impending severe weather of Hurricane Lane, the screenings scheduled for Sunday, Aug 26 at 1pm + 7pm have been cancelled. 

Directed by Moon Chang-Yong and Jeon Jin. South Korea. 2017. 95 min. 

In northern India’s sparsely populated and mountainous Ladakh region, an impoverished young boy is discovered to be the reincarnation of an esteemed, high-ranking Tibetan monk. Born displaced from his original monastery in Tibet, the boy is denied his rightful place. Amid growing doubts and mounting expectations in the community, the boy and his elderly godfather embark on a grueling, improbable trek across India to return the young monk-to-be to his rightful monastery before it becomes too late. Filmed over eight years, we witness an incredibly intimate bond of friendship between a future religious leader and his godfather. Striking drone shots use the powerful magnitude of the natural landscape, particularly in the final moments in the snowy mountains The film is an evocative exploration of culture, tradition and identity.

Read The New York Times review.

Read The Hollywood Reporter review.

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