3 Year 3 Month Retreat

The traditional “3 Year, 3 Month Retreat” or “Lo-Sum-Choe-Sum” is practiced by Buddhist monks, nuns and other devout practitioners. 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days is calculated as the time needed to achieve a higher state of clarity and motivation. By cutting oneself off from the world, and delving into the inner mind, the retreat is supposed to transform the practitioner. Can Lhamo, a young, wounded girl facing the harsh gaze of the world, find her own form of retreat and redemption?

  • Bhutan
  • 2015, 20 min
  • Director: Dechen Roder
  • Director of photography: Jigme T. Tenzing
  • Screenplay: Dechen Roder
  • Cast: Dechen Zangmo
  • Art Director: Dhondup Roder
  • Producer: Dechen Roder
  • Production: Dakinny Productions

20.1. 18:30 Praha | Světozor - Small Hall
22.1. 19:00 Praha | Světozor - Grand Hall

Dechen Roder

Dechen Roder

Dechen Roder  (born 1980, Bumthang, Bhutan) has been making small
documentaries and films since 2004. In 2011 she made her first fiction short, An Original Photocopy of Happiness which won Jury Mention at the Hong Kong ifva Awards 2012 and was nominated for Best Short
Film at the Brussels International Independent Film Festival. Dechen is also the co-founder and organizer of the first and only documentary and short film festival in Bhutan, Beskop Tshechu. Lo Sum Choe Sum is her
third short fiction. She is currently developing her first feature film, Honeygiver Among the Dogs.