Scene from the film Dark Red Forest
Scene from the film Dark Red Forest
Scene from the film Dark Red Forest
Scene from the film Dark Red Forest

Dark Red Forest

  • China
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Once a year, ten thousand Buddhist nuns gather on top the Tibetan plateau in Sichuan Province to seek enlightenment in adverse weather conditions. In the Yarchen monastery, they build small wooden huts, reminiscent of coffins, in which they spend one hundred coldest days of the year. Instead of telling personal stories, we follow the monastery and its daily rituals in action. Witness the physical transform into the spiritual and the individual transform into the collective, all in perfect harmony with this majestic landscape. Thousands of women clad in red robes become a living forest that grows in defiance of dictatorship, atop the Roof of the World.

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  • Original Title
    Dark Red Forest
  • Direction
  • Runtime
    85 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • China
  • Format
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