Bhutan | 96 MINUTES | English |
BEST ONLINE FEATURE AWARD WINNER: VARA: A BLESSING
The Best Online Feature Award goes to Vara: A Blessing:
Raised in a sheltered village, young Lila yearns
for a life devoted to Hindu worship, like that of
her devadasi mother, but she begins to encounter
worldly obstacles to her spiritual fulfillment.
Guileless, Lila agrees to model for a lowly village
boy who hopes to become a sculptor, unknowingly
endangering both of their lives under the
ever-present gaze of the villagers, especially the
village landlord’s son.