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An other-worldly score and dreamlike imagery make this a film like no other. In a remote mountain village, teenage Sangay is being driven slowly mad by the men around her - her teacher, her married lover and her father, a traditional craftsman of wooden phalluses. This scathing critique on rural patriarchy is complemented by powerful excursions into fantasy. A penetrating eye on ‘The Happy Kingdom’ of Bhutan.

 

'Visually striking and remarkably symbolic' - Hollywood Reporter

 

'Poetic in appearance and earthbound in its observations about social problems, The Red Phallus is a taut and gripping debut.' - Hollywood Reporter

 

'I live in a world that is obsessed with phallic symbols. In the film, the phallus as

a symbol is a grim reminder of the presence of violence underneath the silence

and stillness.' - Tashi Gyeltshen



Mae sgôr arallfydol a delweddaeth freuddwydiol yn gwneud hon yn ffilm heb ei hail. Mewn pentref mynyddig anghysbell, mae Sangay sydd yn ei harddegau yn cael ei gyrru'n wallgof yn araf gan y dynion o'i chwmpas - ei hathro, ei chariad priod a'i thad, crefftwr traddodiadol ffalysau pren. Yn cyflenwi’r feirniadaeth ddeifiol hon ar batriarchaeth wledig mae yna bleserdeithiau pwerus i ffantasi. Cipolwg treiddgar i ‘Deyrnas Hapus’ Bhutan.

  • Year
    2018
  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Country
    Bhutan, Nepal, Germany
  • Premiere
    UK online premiere
  • Rating
    15
  • Note
    subtitles
  • Director
    Tashi Gyeltshen
  • Cast
    Tshering Euden, Singye, Dorji Gyeltshin , Choten Wangchuk