Becoming Who I Was


Becoming Who I Was (2018)



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In northern India's sparsely populated and mountainous Ladakh region, an impoverished young boy is discovered to be the reincarnation of an esteemed, high-ranking Tibetan monk. Born displaced from his original monastery in Tibet, the boy is denied his rightful place. Amid growing doubts and mounting expectations in the community, the boy and his elderly godfather embark on a gruelling, improbable trek across India to return the young monk-to-be to his rightful monastery before it becomes too late.

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Critic Reviews for Becoming Who I Was

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

The filmmakers rarely delve into the spiritual aspects of the story, but that's O.K. You don't have to believe in Padma and Urgain's religion to believe in them.

Apr 30, 2018 | Full Review…

A doc packing much more charm than its esoteric-sounding subject might suggest.

Mar 2, 2018 | Full Review…

As playfully time-oriented as its title, Becoming Who I Was makes reincarnation a central part of its story about a journey through more than one life.

Jun 15, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The endearing, guileless personalities of the two principals constitute much of the film's appeal.

May 8, 2017 | Full Review…
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A good documentary doesn't need to tell you everything, but it should arouse your curiosity about the world around you. This one certainly does.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

A wonderful documentary about the bond between a child and his teacher.

Nov 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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