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VARA: A BLESSING a film by Khyentse Norbu

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The Sapphire Room in the Lane

Ponsonby Central (upstairs)

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Due to the need to cancel our screening of the film HEMA HEMA following it's acceptance into the NZ Film Festival, we will now be screening Khyentse Norbu's film VARA: A BLESSING in its place.


Directed and written by Khyentse Norbu (The Cup, Travellers and Magicians, Hema Hema: Sing me a song while I wait).


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In rural India, a young woman named LILA and her mother VINATA, a temple dancer wed to a Hindu god, find themselves on the fringes of society, struggling to make ends meet. SHYAM, a low-caste village boy with dreams of becoming a sculptor in the city, asks Lila to model for him. Lila agrees, even though she knows that if they are discovered, both their lives will be in jeopardy.

Set against the lush countryside in an Indian village not yet caught up to the modern world, Vara a Blessing seamlessly intertwines vivid dreamworlds of Hindu gods, classical bharatanatyam dance, and music. It's a timeless story of love and devotion.


Website: http://www.varathemovie.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VaraTheMovie/


Any excess funds gathered from tickets after the costs of venue hire and equipment are covered will be donated to the Khyentse foundation https://khyentsefoundation.org/


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The Sapphire Room in the Lane

Ponsonby Central (upstairs)

Cnr of Ponsonby & Richmond Rd

Auckland

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