Hanway Films

The Cup


The Cup

HanWay Collection


Khyentse Norbu

Tibetan Monks

"A very funny movie, alive with a sense of absurdity and human foible"- New York Times.

"Two young Tibetan boys escape China for an austere and traditional existence in a Tibetan monastery in exile. However, they are soon thrown into a whirlwind of events in which a fourteen-year-old soccermad monk is determined to see the World Cup final at all costs. A hit at Sundance and runner-up for the Audience Award at Toronto Film Festival, this feel-good film was inspired by a true story."

NOMINEE: Screen International Award at European Film Awards

Bhutan, Australia | Bhutanese | 1999 | 93 min