Documentary Films

MY REINCARNATION

2010
a film by Jennifer Fox

a co-production by Zohe Films and LICHTBLICK FILM, Ventura und Vivo Film and Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation, ZDF/arte, RSI, YLE-1
in collaboration with Impact Partners, Hartley Film Foundation, Buddhist Film Society, GDF Foundation, Tides Foundation

distribution: W-film (Germany), Frenetic (Suisse)

100 Min / Color / HDCam, HDCam SR, Digi-Beta

SYNOPSIS
Filmed over twenty years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox (FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN), MY REINCARNATION chronicles the epic story of the high Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and his western-born son, Yeshi. The film follows Namkhai Norbu’s rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in the West, while his son, Yeshi, recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, breaks away from his father’s tradition to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family’s threatened spiritual legacy alive? Never before has a high Tibetan Master allowed such complete access to his private life and it is doubtful that another ever will. With her signature intimate entry to both family and icons including the Dalai Lama, Fox expertly distills a decades-long drama into a universal story about love, transformation, and destiny.

TEAM
writer, director, producer, DoP: Jennifer Fox
co-producer: Carl-Ludwig Rettinger, Andrés Pfaeffli, Elda Guidinetti
commissioning editor: BOS - Babeth VanLoo, ZDF/arte - Anne Even
RSI - Silvana Bezzola, Luisella Realini, YLE-1 - Errki Astala
editor: Sabine Krayenbühl
music by: Jan Tilman Schade mit Moe Jaksch

WORLD PREMIERE
DOK Leipzig 2010

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