China | 2016 | Color | Drama | 142 min
DCP | Tibetan | 25 fps | 16:9 | STEREO
After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a deer he just killed, Taibei, a young lonesome Tibetan cowboy, embarks on a long and difficult mission: to bring it back to the holy mountain of Buddha’s handprint. His journey turns sour as an obstinate woman, Joan, and a psychic yet dumb elf, Pu, soon decide to join him. Not to mention the two violent brothers on his tale, who are on a revenge quest.
FESTIVALS, selective list
- Shanghai IFF 2016, Competition
- Toronto IFF 2016, Contemporary World Cinema
- Busan IFF 2016, Windows on Asian Cinema
- Chicago IFF 2016
- Hawaii FF 2016
- Golden Horse FF 2016
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2016
- Kerala IFF 2016
- Shanghai IFF 2016, Best Cinematography
Costume & Make-up
Siano Dudiom Zahi
two novels by Tibetan writer Tashi Dawa: “Tibet,
the soul tied on a string” and “On the way to Lhasa”
Helichenguang International Culture Media (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
LeTV Pictures (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
Le Shi Internet Information & Technology Corp., Beijing
Yunnan Shang Li Culture Communication Co., Ltd.
Horgos Helichenguang Film Produce Co., Ltd.
Shanghai He Li Television Media Co., Ltd.
MaiSong Film Investment (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
"A slow-simmering, Western-style action drama of blood feud, misfired machismo, and spiritual quest."
-- Maggie LEE, Variety