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Two from Tibet

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Offering a brief glimpse into the world of Tibet, a place too-rarely charted by cinema, with these two uncompromising poetic visions of the struggles of the past, present, and future of the country.

Tharlo

Pema Tseden China, 2015

Expired

Today we further celebrate the cinema of Tibet with this ravishing formal vision from the country’s preeminent cinematic poet, Pema Tseden. Gracefully articulating the life of a shepherd, Tseden’s film ambitiously reckons with the forces of modernism deteriorating Tibet’s past and cultural identity.

Paths of the Soul

Zhang Yang China, 2015

Expired

Tibet is a landscape rarely seen by cinema, and director Zhang Yang gracefully honors its many elements with this spiritualist documentary of a pilgrimage across the country amidst a harsh winter. Patient and oneiric rhythms pair for a truly rich cinematic experience both textural and enveloping.

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