Pema Tseden

པད་མ་ཚེ་བརྟན།

 

Director, screenwriter and writer

Pema Tseden is a Tibetan director and writer. Born in 1969, he started his carrier by doing several short films, before directing in 2005 his first feature THE SILENT HOLY STONES, the first film in Tibetan shot in Tibet with a Tibetan cast and crew. His following films THE SEARCH (2008), OLD DOG (2010), and THE SACRED ARROW (2014) have been shown in major international film festivals where they won many prizes. Retrospectives of his films and academic conferences on his works have been organized in France, the Unites States, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. He has also directed documentaries.

 

As a writer, Pema Tseden writes both in Tibetan and in Chinese. His books have been translated into English, French, German, Czech, and many other languages. Collections of his short stories have been translated and published in different countries including NEIGE (in France) and THE SEARCH (in Japan).

THARLO (2015) Premiered in Venice Orrizonti, as is his latest film JINPA (2018).

 FILMOGRAPHY 

JINPA

2018, feature

- Venice International Film Festival

THARLO

2015, feature, 123 minutes

- Venice International Film Festival

 

THE SACRED ARROW

2014, feature

 

OLD DOG

2011, feature

- Hong Kong International Film Festival

 

FLARES WAFTING IN 1983

2009, feature

 

THE SEARCH

2009, feature

- Locarno Film Festival

 

THE SILENT HOLY STONE

2005, feature, 102 minutes

- Shanghai International Film Festival

 

GRASSLAND

2004, short

 

THE SILENT HOLY STONE

2003, short