While on assignment to document traditional textile production, Charlie, a photographer from Los Angeles, finds himself in a small village high in the mountains of Eastern Bhutan.
From the very first, Charlie has a strange feeling that he has been in the place before. While taking photographs, one girl in particular, Chomiko, catches his eye and he feels immediately drawn to her. Chokimo is a very skilled weaver, the best in the village, but she also embodies the memories of a past life.
The relationship between the two becomes entangled and then untangled through realization of the causes and conditions that created it. In the end, balance is restored and both Charlie and Chomiko are wiser.
About the story of Kushuthara – Pattern of Love
In 2007, Karma Deki released the original Bhutanese film titled Kushuthara. It received acclaim as being quite different from mainstream Bhutanese Cinema and for highlighting aspects of traditional village culture by focusing on weaving. This new film, Kushuthara – Pattern of Love is director, Karma Deki’s third feature film it will showcase the meeting between Bhutanese and Western world-views and is targeting international film festivals and worldwide release.
Kushuthara – Pattern of Love, explores the Buddhist concept of karma and the possibility of rebirth of two persons in one lifetime to accomplish what was left unrealized in a previous life.