Himalaya, a Path to the Sky 52' & 65' by Marianne Chaud

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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, 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.


Directed by: Marianne Chaud

Produced by: ZED / ARTE France with the collaboration of TV5 Monde

Genre: Human Stories

Available versions: French, Castellano, Italian, English



International Film Festival of Washington DC (United State)
Official Selection
Etonnants Voyageurs Festival (France)
Official Selection
Académie des César (France)
César Nomination of Best Documentary
International Film Festival of Vancouver (Canada)
Official Selection
Mountain Film Festival of Trento (Italy)
Grand Prize
Film Festival of Lessina (Italy)
Silver Lessinia - 2nd Best Film
Les Diablerets Film Festival (Switzerland)
Diable d'Or - World Cultures Category - President Prize
Val d’Isère Film Festival (France)
CMC Hope Award
Film Festival of Autrans (France)
Public Prize / Geographic National Prize
International Mountain Film Festival Torello (Espagne)
Official Selection
Georges de Caunes Film Festival
Jarre d'Or
International Buddhist Film Festival (UK)
Official Selection
FIPATEL (France)
Official Selection
International Women's Film Festival Dortmund (Germany)
Audience Award
Visions du Réel Festival of Nyon (France)
Official Selection
Etonnants Voyageurs Festival
Official Selection
Dok Leipzig Festival (Germany)
Official Selection

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