Sing Me a SongThomas Balmès

A Buddhist monastery in Bhutan has been able to keep internet, smartphones and even electricity out for many years, but has to keep up with the times. The young monks in training discover a whole new world and in no time Peyangki is glued to his cell phone. He once dreamed of becoming a lama, but the temptation of modern times is strong.

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International selection

International competition for best documentary. The winning film is awarded the Canvas Jury Award and will be longlisted for the Academy Awards.

Kids these days

Growing up in the 21st century comes with its own challenges. The impact of the internet and social media are undeniable. Older generations like to look back nostalgically at their younger years, before there were smartphones, and when there were less safety rules and hassle. Is today's youth a lost cause? A kaleidoscopic look at the many facets of growing up, back then and right now.

Dutch spoken or subtitled Internet Love Religion Coming of age

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De vertoning van 02.10 wordt gevolgd door een DOCVILLE+ tafelgesprek "Maken sociale media (on)gelukkig?"


Directed by Thomas Balmès
Germany, France, Switzerland
2019 100 min.
Subtitles: Dutch, English


International selection | Kids these days


Thomas Balmès


Thomas Balmès

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TBC Productions


Thomas Balmès


Alex Cardon, Ronan Sinquin


Nicolas Rabaeus

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