Bhutan - Nepal - Germany | 2018 | Color | Coming-of-Age - Drama | 85 min  

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DCP | Dzongkha | 24 fps | 4:3 | DOLBY 5.1

 SYNOPSIS 

In a remote valley of Bhutan, the teenager SANGAY lives with her father, a traditional craftsman of wooden phalluses. She isn't happy with her life, opposing her dad and everybody at school. She feels trapped in the middle of the emptiness of the valley and surrounded by people who live by their belief and symbols. Up to the day her father discovers that she is seeing a married man, from the lowest cast of the village: the butcher.

 FESTIVALS, selective list 

- Busan IFF 2018, New Currents

- International Film Festival of Kerala 2018

- Berlinale 2019, Generation 14plus Section

- Fribourg IFF 2019, International Competition

- HKIFF 2019, Indie Power

- Vilnius IFF 2019

- Shanghai IFF 2019

- Edinburgh IFF,

  Competition for Best International Feature Film Award

- Duhok IFF, World Feature Competition

 AWARDS 

- Busan IFF 2018 

           FIPRESCI Award 

- APSA Nomination for Best Youth Feature Film 2019

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Press kit

 CAST & CREDITS 

Cast

 

 

Director  

Screenwriter   

DOP        

Editing  
Sound Design      
Music   

 

Producers​

 

Production Designer

Line Producer

Unit Production Manager

Assistant Director

Sound Mixer

Colorist

International Sales

Tshering EUDEN

Singye

Dorji GYELTSHEN

Choten WANGCHUK

Tashi GYELTSHEN

Tashi GYELTSHEN 

Jigme T. TENZING

Saman ALVITIGALA

Niraj GERA

Jigme DRUKPA

Frances-Marie UITTI

Tashi GYELTSHEN

Kristina KONRAD

Ram KRISHNA

Pokharel 

Karma TENZIN

Choling 

Tshewang DENDUP 

Kelzang DORJEE

Mickey MACACHOR

Sidharth MEER

Asian Shadows

 PRESS REVIEWS 

"Visually striking and remarkably symbolic, THE RED PHALLUS is a film hard to overlook, and not just because of its startling title. Employing enchanting imagery to move his slow-burning narrative forward, director Tashi GYELTSHEN's assured first feature adds to Bhutan's steadily growing body of cinematic work."

-- Clarence TSUI, The Hollywood Reporter


"Poetic in appearance and earthbound in its observations about social problems in a far-flung land, THE RED PHALLUS is a taut and gripping debut."

 -- Clarence TSUI, The Hollywood Reporter