Boiling Water Lama (+ pre-recorded intro and post screening Q&A)

The Boiling Water Lama (12)+

Saturday, 12th December 2020
15h30 Screen 1 at Rio Cinema, London
with pre-recorded intro from director Adiong LU
Post screening Q&A with Lama Ngawang Jungney

UK Premiere│Dir. Adiong LU│2018│Taiwan│76 min

About the film

A small village, Xiongtuo, situated in the Tibetan remote region. By word of mouth, there is a “boiling-water Lama” residing in the village. The Lama lives in a wooden house built by followers, which is in a mountainous area around 5,000 meters high. Every day, countless people from the major Tibetan regions travel across the mountains to visit him in order to seek the answer for their own lives. They consult with him regarding the questions, such as “Where did my deceased relatives go?” “What is the cause of my headache?” “What should I do if my son is sent to jail?” “Is it still possible for me to remarry my ex-wife?” Meanwhile, the water on the stove was boiled, and the believers waited outside taking off their shirts one by one, ready to get the unique “answer”from the Lama….

Supported by TFAI + Taiwan Docs