SIFF Review: Becoming Who I Was Delivers a Humorous, Poignant Look at a Monk-to-Be

by Kathleen Richards • May 24, 2017

DON'T MISS: This gorgeously shot, touching documentary by director Moon Chang-yong follows the story of Padma Angdu, an adorable young boy who lives in northern India and is believed to be a reincarnated lama from Tibet, aka Rinpoche. As such, it’s expected that his disciples will fetch him to live in their monastery, but as the years go by, young Rinpoche’s hope begins to fade. His aging teacher, Urgyan Rickzen, refuses to give up, however, and their intimate bond keeps both of them going, even against seemingly insurmountable odds. Check out the trailer below and get showtimes for Becoming Who I Was, too.

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