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Ballad from Tibet

OT: Ballad from Tibet

Zhang Wei // People's Republic of China, 2017
Fiction Feature // FF2017



Recommended from age 10An odyssey based on true events: Thupten, Droma und Kalsang, three children from a Tibetan village, set out with their older companion Sonam for Shenzhen in Southern China. They’re intending to perform as a band on TV. The special thing about their long and difficult journey is that none of them can see.


ZHANG WEI (*1965) is actually a businessman. To live out his creativity, he also studied film direction at the film academy in Peking. Many of his award-winning films take as their subjects the losers in Chinese society.



Ballad from Tibet

Fiction Feature

Chinese, Tibetan


People's Republic of China


100 min

OV with English subtitles

Zhang Wei

Chu Zheng, Chen Ruirui, Nyida Tsering, Gregory Marquette, Song Qianyi, Zhao Xu, Qin Ying,Li Dan, Gao Yuanyuan, Zhang Wan, Wang Hailan

Lobsang Turpten, Yeshi Choedon, Karma Sangmo, Pama Gumi, Sonam Wangdu, Huang Hao

Zhang Wei

Tang Zhongcai, Hou Peng, Ju Wenyan

Wu Yixiang, Ethan Maniquis, Manuel De Sousa

Peter Golub

Zhao Yu

ShenZhen HuaHao Film & Media Co., Ltd.

Jindra Span, Offbeat cinema: jindra@offbeatcinema.nl

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