Kenrap is eight years old. He is a Buddhist monk and lives in the Phukthal monastery on the peaks of the Himalayan mountains of Zanskar. Kenrap chose his life away from his family: when he was five, he remembered he was the reincarnation of a 68 year-old monk, and then decided to return to the monastery where he belonged.
Filmed from the point of view of a subjective camera by a young ethnologist, Himalaya, a Path to the Sky follows this attaching little monk with whom we share moments of intimacy, and gives us a rare glance at Buddhist monastic life.
Direction: Marianne Chaud
Production: ZED, ARTE France & TV5 Monde
International Film Festival of Washington DC (United State)
Etonnants Voyageurs Festival (France)
Académie des César (France)
Mountain Film Festival of Trento (Italy)
Val d’Isère Film Festival (France)
Les Diablerets Film Festival (Switzerland)