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Sunrise/Sunset. Dalai Lama XIV
  • 16+
  • 72 min.
  • russian
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These are the 24 hours in the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, from the beginning of his day which starts, by the way, at 3 am till dusk when he goes to bed. During that time period, the film crew followed the Dalai Lama in his morning fitness training, his walk along the residential alleys, his prayers and meditations. These are followed by audiences, press-conferences and giving blessings to pilgrims. On the same day the Dalai Lama gave his teachings to the Buddhists from Russia and Mongolia. And at the end of the day, when the Buddhist leader returned to his personal quarters, the filmmakers enjoyed a totally informal discussion where the Buddhist leader touched upon the essence of the Universe and the role an individual has to play in religion and contemporary society. The cameras also caught quite a few absolutely unexpected moments that would surely enrich the Dalai Lama image for those with a keen interest. The second part of the movie is a travelogue compiled by the filmmakers on their trip from India, though China, to Russia. On the way back home, they keep on recalling their last discussion with the Dalai Lama that they just had before they left his residence. Quite surprisingly, the issues discussed with the Dalai-Lama were about overpopulation, a gap between rich and poor, ways to avoid global conflicts - these themes had been powerfully confirmed by the striking images they encountered on the way home.

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Director
Vitaly Mansky
Screenwriter
Vitaly Mansky
Cinematographer
Irina Shatalova, Artem Furman
Producer
Alexey Kucherenko, Natalya Manskaya
Sound operator
Evgeny Goryainov

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