Becoming Who I Was
Directed by Moon Chang-Yong, Jeon Jin
In northern India’s sparsely populated and mountainous Ladakh region, an impoverished young boy is discovered to be the reincarnation of an esteemed, high-ranking Tibetan monk. Born displaced from his original monastery in Tibet, the boy is denied his rightful place. Amid growing doubts and mounting expectations in the community, the boy and his elderly godfather embark on a gruelling, improbable trek across India to return the young monk-to-be to his rightful monastery before it becomes too late.Filmed over eight years, we witness an incredibly intimate bond of friendship between a future religious leader and his godfather, whose devotion and selflessness in care for the boy is truly touching. The film has a stirring and awe-inspiring air of serenity that befits its subject. Striking drone shots use the powerful magnitude of the natural landscape, particularly in the final moments in the snowy mountains The film is an evocative exploration of culture, tradition and identity, Becoming Who I Was artfully captures the universal truths of unconditional love, family bonds and sacrifice.
After a boy discovers that he is the reincarnation of a centuries-old Tibetan monk, his godfather takes him on an epic journey to discover his past in a story of profound faith and unconditional love.
Cast: Angdu Padma, Rigzin Urgain
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One of the purest love stories I've ever seen.
I was also moved to tears and filled with the connection between the two people portrayed in this film. They are beautiful in every way. The care of the elder person and the love of the younger child towards his elder gave me solace that people exist like that. II would wish to be cared and loved that way in my own life.
I was moved to tears and filled with overwhelming love for both the teacher and the student. To be loved so completely fills my being with hope and determination. Thank you🙏
Marvelous story. Incredible cinematography. Full of heart and tears.