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Directed by Pema Tseden

China / 102 mins / PG13 – Some Sexual References

Singapore Premiere

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Singapore Premiere

Directed by Pema Tseden
China / 102 mins / PG13 – Some Sexual References

SYNOPSIS

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.

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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

Year:

2019

Language(s):

Tibetan, Mandarin

Producer:

Huang Xufeng, Jacky Pang

Cast:

Sonan Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso

Screenwriter:

Pema Tseden

Contact Company:

Rediance

Contact Email:

SCREENING INFO

The Projector – Green Room
Sat, 23 Nov 2019 / 4:30 PM

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