(Xun zhao zhi mei geng deng)
Manla Kyab, Tsondrey, Lumo Tso, Dobe Dorje,
A film crew drives across the stunning Tibetan countryside to find actors for a new film in Tseden’s Kiarostamian road movie, both a metacommentary on contemporary Tibetan life and a glimpse into the power that traditional storytelling still possesses. On their travels, the filmmakers uncover tales of loves lost and gained, and meet hopeful (and hopeless) actors from young to old, including a woman who could be a perfect heroine—as long as they reunite her with a former lover. “A masterpiece of understated emotional longing set against an urgent desire to preserve a disappearing culture” (Shelly Kraicer, Cinema Scope).