Bilbao Mendi Film Festival
BECOMING WHO I WAS
2016, South Korea, 95min
Director: Moon Chang-Yong & Jin Jeon
Grand Prize BMFF 2018
At birth, Padma Angdufue is named Rinpoche. Throughout his childhood, the youth receives a special upbringing while he waits for the day to be taken to his rightful monastery. Amid the pressure brought upon him by the growing doubts and mounting expectations of the village community, he is only able to bear thanks to being under the wing of his aged guardian Ugyan Rickzen. The boy and his tutor decide to leave and embark on a grueling, hazardous and harrowing journey to a Tibetan monastery, hoping to find answers for the young Rinpoche.