Looking For A Lady With Fangs And A Moustache

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US Premiere

FEATURE | Nepal | 113 MINUTES

LOOKING FOR A LADY WITH FANGS AND A MOUSTACHE

Drama, Mystery

Tenzin (Tsering Tashi Gyalthang) is a young musician and entrepreneur living in a fast-changing Nepal; he plans to open his own coffee shop, which he hopes will attract Western tourists. But even as he thinks he’s moving forward, he struggles with a disconnect from his culture and is destabilized by otherworldly visions of women who seem to follow him across Kathmandu. At a close friend’s behest, Tenzin confides in an eccentric monk (Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche), who interprets these hallucinations as death omens—that is, unless Tenzin commits to a journey of self-discovery and a reckoning with his spiritual skepticism.

Khyentse Norbu—whose Vara: A Blessing was awarded at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival—brings his experience as a Buddhist lama to bear on Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache. In this film, his fourth feature, he explores the tensions between capitalism and traditionalism that roil in a time when religion may be as commodified as a kitschy curio. But what emerges in Tenzin’s atmospheric music, and in the trancelike cinematography of Mark Lee Ping-bing (In the Mood for Love), is the need to cut through these distractions to truly reconnect with life’s fundamentals.—Miriam Garcia


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Khyentse Norbu

Born in Bhutan, Khyentse Norbu has written and directed four award-winning feature films. Known in the Buddhist world as Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Norbu brings to his films a profound and subtle mastery and understanding of Buddhist philosophy and practice.

Director
Khyentse Norbu
Producer
Max Dipesh Khatri
Screenwriter
Khyentse Norbu
Cinematographer
Mark Lee-Ping Bing
Composer
Radio Mars
Editor
Yu Tao
Production Designer
Emily Avery Yoshiko Crow
Executive Producer
Zhuangzhuang Tian, Olivia Harrison, Ram Raju, Aona Liu, Kate McCreery, Rabindra Singh Baniya
Associate Producer
Fernanda Rivero
Supervising Sound Editor
Tu Duu-Chih , Wu Shu-Yao
Make-Up
Maya Hardinge
Costume Designer
Jamyang Choden
1st Assistant Director
Fernando Rivera
Cast
Tsering Tashi Gyalthang, Tulku Kunzang, Orgen Tobgyal Rinpoche, Tenzin Kunsel, Tulku Ngawang Tenzin, Rabindra Singh Baniya

CONTACTS

International Sales Contact
Max Dipesh Khatri
Shatkon Arts Pvt. Ltd
Kathmandu, 44600
Phone: 00 977 1 4440085
becoming.max@gmail.com
Press Contact
Sylvy Fernandez
Tribeca Film Festival
SFernandez@tribecafilm.com
US Sales Contact
Max Dipesh Khatri
Shatkon Arts Pvt. Ltd
Kathmandu, 44600
Phone: 00 977 1 4440085
becoming.max@gmail.com
Print Source
Max Dipesh Khatri
Shatkon Arts Pvt. Ltd
Kathmandu, 44600
Phone: 00 977 1 4440085
becoming.max@gmail.com