The Cup

Directed by Khyentse Norbu

Written and directed by a Tibetan and acted by his mellow monks, gentle comedy THE CUP was understandable one of the most talked about films at the 19999 Cannes Festival. When two soccer-mad boys join a Tibetan monastery in exile, their football obsession disturbs the ritual tranquility of the established monks’ lives. But the pair take it further as they campaign for support to bring a satelitte broadcast of the 1998 World Cup Final into the remote retreat. Shot in the foothills of the Himalayas, THE CUP “…is an unusual and highly engaging comedy.” (London Film Festival) Screening with Short Film EDUCATION NOW An Oxfam produced short calling for education for all.

94 minutes

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