‘On the lookout for a Girl …’ evaluate: Unconventional enlightenment

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As intriguing and distinctive as its quirky title, “On the lookout for a Girl With Fangs and a Moustache,” from Bhutan-born filmmaker Khyentse Norbu, takes a gently satirical, poetically uplifting strategy to 1 man’s non secular awakening.

Decided to serve the very best espresso in Kathmandu, tenacious entrepreneur Tenzin (Tsering Tashi Gyalthang) is distracted from his seek for the perfect cafe location by a sequence of more and more disturbing visions, compelling him to hunt the steerage of a younger seer (Tulku Ngawang).

At all times sporting sun shades and headphones and recognized to seek the advice of “omniscient Google” on his trusty iPad, Monk Oracle arms Tenzin a daunting analysis: He has however per week left to reside except he can discover a mysterious entity referred to as a “dakini,” particularly the titular one with the fangs and moustache and presumably a 3rd eye, to whom he’d make a particular providing as a way to elevate the curse.

In the middle of his quest, Tenzin turns into untethered from Fb and Instagram and different creeping Western trappings, permitting him to in the end reconnect to his non secular roots.

Himself a Tibetan/Bhutanese lama, Norbu refrains from implementing a heavy hand, incorporating droll, existential dialogue and Tom Waits on the East-meets-West soundtrack to Himalayan Jim Jarmusch impact.

Recruiting a solid comprised of real nonprofessionals and the abilities of Taiwanese cinematographer Mark Lee-Ping Bing (“Within the Temper for Love”), whose visuals seize a lyrical interaction between mud and lightweight, Norbu charts an impressed, fittingly meditative journey to enlightenment.

‘On the lookout for a Girl With Fangs and a Moustache’

In Nepali and English with English subtitles

Not rated

Working time: 1 hour, 53 minutes

Taking part in: Begins April 9, Laemmle Digital Cinema

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