Get to know the short film: THE SAD MONK, 11min. Germany

Documentary Short Film Festival

  MOVIE POSTERTHE SAD MONK, 11min. Germany
Directed by Diana Frankovic

Following this path to Nepal, we meet the young Tibetan buddhist monk Tenzin, a representative of a new generation, who is grappling with the questions of life and his religion. But instead of enlightenment, we find doubtful young monks who are asking the same kind of questions about their lives as we do about ours.

Director’s Statement:

Let me tell you a little bit about the story.

So a couple of years ago I took a sabbatical from my job. Actually, I’m a radio host from Berlin. And why? I was exhausted, burned out and unhappy. I had to get away from it all, and find a way to change that, to be truly happy. So I packed my suitcase and began traveling through Asia, and finally Nepal, where I spent months meditating, exploring and visiting monasteries, and THIS is where…

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