SIFFgoers are right to be wary about another film about Tibetan Buddhism, which is the Hello Kitty/noble lost cause for Western spiritual seekers. But though the Dalai Lama does make a late appearance in this Israeli-produced documentary, Unmistaken Child refrains from politics or idealizing the (poorly understood) beliefs of a tiny foreign sect. (That China has been attempting to rig the monks' reincarnation/succession process is all the context we need.) Rather, the film is all about process. It's a detective story, really, where the investigator is young English-speaking monk Tenzin Zopa. He's sent up north in Nepal to seek the reincarnation of his recently deceased master.
Unmistaken Child Harvard Exit, 7:45 p.m. Sat., June 13 and 11a.m. Sun., June 14.