Кадр из фильма «The Mystery of A Buryat Lama»
Феномен Этигэлова. Загадка бурятского ламы
The Mystery of A Buryat Lama
  • 93 min.
  • russian, buryat
  • english
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Documentary film-study. The film crew visited places connected with the life of XII Pandito Khambo Lama Etigelov, met people for whom his story is not a conversation about the past, but a part of their own daily life. Lamas, researchers, museum workers, local historians took part in the shooting of the picture. The geography of the project extends from Moscow and St. Petersburg to the most remote corners of Buryatia and the Trans-Baikal Territory. This is an audiovisual study about the culture of Russian Buddhists and how their worldview fits into the context of the history of the whole country.


  • Winner of 2nd Nepal Cultural International Film Festival 2020



Elena Demidova
Elena Demidova
Sergey Maksimov
Nina Kochelyaeva, Anastasia Razlogova
Andrzej Petras
Sound operator
Andrzej Petras, Dmitry Patrakov

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Winner of international festivals 2020

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2nd Nepal Cultural International Film Festival