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My Reincarnation (2011)



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Filmed over twenty years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, My Reincarnation chronicles the epic story of the high Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and his western-born son, Yeshi. The film follows Namkhai Norbu's rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in the West, while his son, Yeshi, recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, breaks away from his father's tradition to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family's threatened spiritual legacy alive? Never before has a high Tibetan Master allowed such complete access to his private life and it is doubtful that another ever will. -- (C) Long Shot Factory

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The story and settings hold interest throughout, but at times the very lack of emotional connection that Yeshi laments in his father seems to hinder the film.

Full Review… | January 12, 2012
Boston Globe
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"My Reincarnation" is a fascinating, if inexpertly told, yarn.

Full Review… | December 23, 2011
Washington Post
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Buddhism teaches patience, and you're going to need it if you attempt to sit through the conciliatory bromides of the slow documentary "My Reincarnation."

Full Review… | October 28, 2011
New York Post
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Languid and contemplative, the film is typical of the intimate, paired-down aspect of Fox's style, a documentary in which lives accumulate in small moments.

Full Review… | October 27, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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"My Reincarnation" makes a pretty strong case: when the family business is enlightenment, listen to your dad.

Full Review… | October 27, 2011
New York Times
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It's fascinating to watch Yeshi grow from a skeptical teenager into a spiritual leader -- a transformation that still doesn't bring him any closer to his father.

Full Review… | October 26, 2011
Time Out
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Great film by doc filmmaker, Jennifer Fox. My Reincarnation delves into the world of a Tibetan Buddhist Master and his relationship with his at-first resistant son, Yeshe. The movie explores East-West/Father-Son tensions in a deeply personal way. No need to be a practicing Buddhist to connect with this film.I would highly recommend checking this film out when it comes to your town!

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