The Cup #20

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The Cup #20

Potala Gate


Prayer. Meditation. Rituals. Soccer?
Buddhism is their philosophy... soccer is their religion!
World Cup soccer fever sweeps into a remote Himalayan monastery and centuries-old traditions are threatened the young monks will do just about anything to watch the final match, posing a unique challenge to the venerable lamas in charge. An inspiring tale of colliding cultures, midnight escapades and daring secret plots...

"An amazingly original and exhilarating film." --Hannah Brown, New York Post 
"A beautiful, funny, moving film." Martin Scorsese

* A true story
* Filmed on location at Chokling Monastery, India 
* Vibrant 16:9 transfer direct from film to HD master

Official Selection Directors Fortnight Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival
Winner FIPRESCI PRIZE Pusan International Film Festival
Official Selection Toronto Film Festival
Official Selection International Buddhist Film Festival


* Inside The Cup (22 min. documentary adapted from Life As Cinema by Anika Tokarchuk) 
* Director s commentary 
* Printed production notes and interview with Khyentse Norbu 
* 10 Buddhist film trailers