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Looking For A Lady With Fangs And A Moustache Releasing In April

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Looking For A Lady With Fangs And A Moustache Releasing In April

Looking For A Lady With Fangs And A Moustache Releasing In April
Brand new stills have premiered from the acclaimed film LOOKING FOR A LADY WITH FANGS AND A MOUSTACHE – the latest feature from director Khyentse Norbu whose past films have played at Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, Venice and other top global film festivals. Abramorama will release this new Kathmandu-set mystery drama.

Looking For A Lady With Fangs And A Moustache

Looking For A Lady With Fangs And A Moustache

Looking For A Lady With Fangs And A Moustache

On April 8, The Rubin Museum of Art in New York City will host a virtual live premiere screening followed by a live conversation with director Khyentse Norbu and Dr. Richard J. Davidson. The Global Watch Now @ Home Cinema Release will be the following day on April 9, concurrent with some traditional in-theater engagements in Asia as circumstances allow.

In our increasingly mechanized and automated world that frowns on superstition and mysticism, this story shows how vitally relevant our disappearing ancient wisdom and traditional beliefs still are. In particular, the film focuses on the age-old Himalayan respect for and celebration of feminine energy as the most supreme aspect of being. This energy is personified in tantric Buddhism by dakinis who may appear as mysterious living beings who give or take away our life force and guide or ruin our lives. While only realized adepts like the character of O.T. in this film, who is based on an exceptional living master, are today able to summon this vital energy through esoteric dakini practices, it so crucial to our volatile era that the times demand it be communicated to a wider audience?

That’s what this film tries to do through the eyes of Tenzin, a skeptical and ambitious young Tibetan entrepreneur who is caught between the modern and traditional worlds. Somewhat driven and obsessive, Tenzin is focused single-mindedly on creating Kathmandu’s best coffee shop. Though he disparages superstition, Tenzin is suddenly tormented by peculiar and recurring dreams and images that signal his imminent death. The audience will identify with both the character and the paranoid panic that can seize even the most hardened skeptics when faced with the reality of their own death.

Sages and ancient texts advise that only finding a special Dakini can save Tenzin’s life. The character’s desperate search for the woman who now holds his life in her hands brings him face to face with his own neuroses and attachments and with the speed, frenzy, distraction, and rational limitations of modern life.

This story is interwoven with sub-plots, including Tenzin’s best friend’s hidden love for a sparkling young Tibetan songstress with a secret life; the efforts of that songstress’ old father and Tenzin’s mother to preserve a traditional Tibetan song art on the verge of extinction; the frustrations of Tenzin’s colorful business partners as his obsession with imminent death distracts him from his work obligations and more. Through these sub-plots, the film also depicts the often-painful ways in which our personal fixations and preoccupations short-circuit genuine communication. And yet there is a warmth, tenderness, undertone of mystery, and subtle humor.

Looking For A Lady With Fangs And A Moustache Releasing In April

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