Dir. Sonam, 2006, 95 min.
Director’s first work. A delightfully personal rendering of the story of Tibet’s best-known and most respected yogi-poet, Milarepa, made by a self-taught director who wrote, lit, set and edited the entire film himself, using amateur actors in a remote Tibetan village. As a young man, Milarepa uses sorcery to murder his aunt and uncle who have stolen his family’s fortune. Later he regrets his actions and To purify his negative karma, Milarepa seeks out the famous venerable Lama, Marpa who submits his student to and undergoes years of hardship before becoming the first being to attain complete enlightenment in a single lifetime understanding can be achieved.
In Tibetan with English Subtitles