A still from the film 'The Cup'

In 1998, the World Cup fever has reached the Indian Himalayas. Inspired by true events, 'The Cup' is a delightful comedy about the lighter side of life in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. 14-year old Orygen has a decidedly unmonastic obsession with football. As the final fast approaches, the rest of the monastery is swept along with one problem: with no TV, how will the monks be able to watch the match?

This touching story tackles the issue of winning and losing, life in exile and the impact of the modern world on a highly traditional life style. Written and directed by Lama Khyentse Norbu, the first feature in the Tibetan language is one of the freshest and most charming films around.

Audience wait for the match to begin

'The Cup' was screened at YB Chavan Centre on March 14, 2000 and was presented by Mahesh Bhatt

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