My Reincarnation
My Reincarnation (2011)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 28, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2012
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

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.

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Mindy Farabee
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Amazing documentary that chronicles the story of the Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

"My Reincarnation" is a fascinating, if inexpertly told, yarn.

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Daniel M. Gold
New York Times

"My Reincarnation" makes a pretty strong case: when the family business is enlightenment, listen to your dad.

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Marc Mohan

Even if Yeshi's dilemma never seems that urgent or vital, "My Reincarnation" remains a compelling, universal film.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

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."

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Matt Singer
Time Out

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.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Effective though flawed film works as both revealing documentary and moving family drama.

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