Tharlo

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PrintEast Asian Film Series

Tharlo

  • 2015
  • Directed By: Pema Tseden
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Drama
  • 123 Minutes
  1. Monday, September 11, 2017 7:00 p.m.
still image from the film Tharlo

DIVERSIFYING EAST ASIA

  By renowned Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden, Tharlo explores the conflicts between modern and traditional Tibetan life against the backdrop of Chinese state rule. Featuring a goatherder who lives a simple life until he is sent to the city to apply for a government ID card, the film conveys Tibet as torn between a Chinese-inflected past and uncertain future. Tseden skillfully evokes this tension through powerful allegory, astute use of sound, and masterful cinematography. In Mandarin and Tibetan with English subtitles. (2K DCP Presentation)