TIFF 2023: Bhutanese Filmmaker Pawo Choyning Dorji Exclusive Interview with Sneha Menon Desai | TIFF | Film Companion

Pawo Choyning Dorji in conversation with Sneha Menon Desai
Pawo Choyning Dorji
Pawo Choyning Dorji

Bhutanese filmmaker Pawo Choyning Dorji speaks with Sneha Menon Desai at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) about facing numerous rejections and working with limited resources, only to eventually bask in the glow of international acclaim. Speaking candidly, Dorji delves into Bhutan's distinctive identity, the essence of storytelling in his culture, and the challenges and rewards of remaining true to his roots. The conversation also touches on the success of his Oscar-nominated film, 'Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom', and the anticipation surrounding his latest film, 'The Monk and the Gun'.

FC at TIFF in association with:

  • Audio Partner: JBL India

  • Travel Partner: Air Canada

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