Becoming Who I Was

Becoming Who I Was
reż. Chang-Yong Moon, Jin Jeon/Republic of Korea/2016/96 min.
Kinoteka, sala 7
Luna, sala B
Luna, sala A

900+ hours of film over 8 years documents an unparalleled story of unconditional love between a young ‘Chosen One’ in Ladakh and his aging teacher, in the barren land below the Great Himalayas.

Padma Angdu’s world turns upside down when the monastery where he belonged expels him. Although he is recognized as a Rinpoche (a great reincarnation) in Ladakh, the unfaltering love of his teacher is the only thing that holds him together. With added pressure to study and to become someone great, the young Rinpoche begins to rebel and questions his identity as he enters into adolescence. Without any news from the disciples of his former monastery in Tibet, amid the growing gossip in his community, the soon-to-be teenage Rinpoche and his aging teacher embark on an epic journey towards Tibet, in search of an answer.


  • projection time:
    96 min.
  • country/year:
    Republic of Korea/2016
  • director:
    Chang-Yong Moon, Jin Jeon
  • pictures:
    Chang-Yong Moon, Jin Jeon
  • production:
    Prosum, Sonamu Films
  • selected festivals and awards:
    IFF Berlin 2017: Grand Prix for the Best Feature Film (Generation Kplus), IFF Busan (Documentary Showcase), IDFA Amsterdam (Docs For Sale) 2016

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