My Reincarnation is the true story about the lives of the high Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and his western-born son, Yeshi. Yeshi was recognised at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master. However, born and raised in Italy, he breaks away from his father’s tradition and embraces the modern world. Throughout the years Chögyal Namkhai Norbu gains popularity and travels around the world. Yeshi becomes a successful businessman and a father, convinced that he will never follow in his father’s footsteps. The main question throughout the movie is: “Will Yeshi eventually be convinced by his father to keep the family’s threatened spiritual legacy alive?”
The movie was shot during a period of 20 years and provides an amazing close-up of an extraordinary family, their struggles and personal dilemmas. What impressed me was that, while shooting the movie, the producer, Jennifer Fox, did not know how the story would develop. Therefore, My Reincarnation is a unique piece of art!