Tharlo People's Republic of China 2015 | 123 min | OV with english st | Black & White | FF 2016
Pema TsedenPema Tseden (*1969) is a Tibetan author and his country'sbest-known contemporary film-maker. Despitethe critical approach of his films and their emphasis on the independence ofTibetan culture, he has managed to realize most of them with the approval ofthe Chinese authorities. Tharlo haswon prizes at numerous international festivals.
rated for 0 + yearsTharlo is a local curiosity: he has no real idea how old he is, but has a prodigious memory and can recite endless passages from the works of Mao. He lives as a goat herdsman in simple circumstances in the vast expanses of the Tibetan mountains and has an equally simple view of life's great moral questions. For Tharlo, there is right or wrong, black or white. Grey? No. His clear-cut view of the world starts to falter when he meets a young hairdresser who wants to get away from her grey environment: to Lhasa, maybe even to Peking. Tharlo's inner struggle reflects the conflict in today's Tibet, which is fighting for its identity in the modern world after six decades as part of the Chinese state federation.
Orig. Title: Tharlo
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Tibetan
Section: Asia Express
Director: Pema Tseden
Screenplay: Pema Tseden
Cast: Shide Nyima, Yangshik Tso
Producer: Gao Hong, Xu Li, Sun Jialin
Sprachfassung: OV with english st
Music: Wang Jue
Camera: Lu Songye
Cutter: Gregorius Arya, Song Bing
Production: Heaven Pictures Culture and Media Co. Ltd.; Beijing Ocean and Time Culture Communication Co. Ltd.; Beijing YiHe Star Film Production Ltd.; New Heaven Picture (Beijing) Culture and Media Co. Ltd.