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The Monk and the Gun

Country: Bhutan
Language: English/Bhutanese with subtitles
Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji
Runtime: 107 minutes
Rating: PG
Saturday, February 17 @10:30am
Monday, February 19 @ 7:30pm

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What would a monk want with a gun? This Bhutan-set feature film teases any number of possible answers to that question over the course of a delightfully strange saga, in which Western values crash against South Asian culture. Set in 2006, when the Kingdom of Bhutan is looking to become a democracy and hold its first election, an old lama, troubled by the change, orders a monk to bring him two guns. Firearms are scarce in Bhutan so the search takes many twists and turns. 2023 Vancouver International Film Festival Audience Award.

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