Directed by Pema Tseden
China / 102 mins / PG13 – Some Sexual References
Content with three children and their sheep, Dargye and Drolkar embrace China’s new one-child policy. However, when lost condoms cause the family’s lives to spiral, some believe that these are all part of a greater plan.
As with his previous film, Jinpa, Pema Tseden continues to explore rural Tibet. Here, he takes an ethnographic look at a family that tries to balance realistic survival and spiritual beliefs. Shifting the focus away from his previous leading men, Tseden sets his eyes on two sisters who find their autonomy in opposite camps; one in spiritual vocation, and the other in the education of family planning. Although the men do the fighting, the women are the ones with most to lose.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
A pioneer in Tibetan cinema, Pema Tseden takes what he knows as life in Tibet and transposes that onto the screen. Since his debut feature film, Tseden has won multiple awards including the Golden Horse Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Tharlo (2015), and Best Screenplay at the 75th Venice International Film Festival for Jinpa (2018).
CAST & INFORMATION
Huang Xufeng, Jacky Pang
Sonan Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso
The Projector – Green Room
Sat, 23 Nov 2019 / 4:30 PM
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Smothered with parental affection, a cancer-stricken teenager seeks a way out of her despairing world with a small-time drug dealer.
The Twilight Zone meets Black Mirror in this suburbian tale of domesticity that would implore one to rethink those ten-year plans.