Archives for the month of: October, 2016

 

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My sister in action on the set of ” Honeygiver among the dogs” ( Photo credit: Jigme Tenzing)

 

My sister spent most of the last three years working on her first feature film, “Honeygiver among the dogs”  and it is really really really her baby. She wrote the script, cast everyone, assembled a team, cobbled together financing, directed it and then spent months editing it like the perfectionist she is. Start to finish, conception to final polish this was her film.

And then earlier this month it premiered at Busan International Film Festival  and got the glowing  review her hard work and passion and brilliance ( its such a smart beautiful film)  deserved in the Hollywood Reporter no less ( I googled it- its a big deal according to Wikipedia).  In the very first line the reviewer Clarence Tsui writes, ” A genre long associated with sex and sleaze, film noir receives a surprisingly spiritual and feminine reworking in Bhutanese filmmaker Dechen Roder’s beautiful and inventive debut.”

I can’t help but hope that is is beginning of many more people discovering this wonderful film and the depth of my sister’s talents.

( Below are a couple more picture of my sister on set and in action. All of them are taken by her talented Director of Photography Jigme Tenzing )

 

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( Photo credit: Jigme Tenzing) 

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Photo credit: Jigme Tenzing 

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… so this happened a couple of weeks ago ( every train in my life is running a little behind schedule right now! ) but it still made me very very happy.

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Okay, so its not really about how many books I have read but I like the keeping track of the evidence of how much of my time I am spending BY CHOICE on reading.

As a quick aside the strangest and best part of this journey towards reading more is that what seems like a solitary activity has landed up being ( thanks in large part to social media) a way to renew old friendship and also make new friends.

And the best part.. we already have so much in common!