Boundless: Pema Tseden’s Cinema of Tibet

April 25–May 12, 2019

Three films from a leading figure in Tibet’s emergent cinema, whose works have received acclaim worldwide and brought both the cultural vibrancy and the social concerns of contemporary Tibet to a global audience.

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  • Tharlo

    Pema Tseden
    China, 2015
    • Thursday, April 25 7 PM

    A shepherd from the steppes finds that the big city holds more pitfalls than merely bureaucracy and dreadful karaoke in Tseden’s innovatively structured noir. “A rich allegory for a nation torn between past and future” (UK Observer).

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    Pema Tseden
    China, 2009
    • Sunday, April 28 4:15 PM

    A film crew drives across the stunning Tibetan countryside to find actors in Tseden’s Kiarostamian road movie. “A masterpiece of understated emotional longing set against an urgent desire to preserve a disappearing culture” (Cinema Scope).

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  • Old Dog

    Pema Tseden
    China, 2011
    • Sunday, May 12 5 PM

    Three beings—an aging sheepherder, his gruff grown son, and the old man’s mastiff hound—find their existences imperiled by change in Tseden’s spectacular third feature, set in the Tibetan highlands of China’s Qinghai Province. “Both a sly piece of ethnography and a social satire” (Time Out).

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