Old Dog
Filmfest 2011

"The old dog in question is a scruffy "nomad mastiff" that Gonpo's family has had for years. But as many dogs in their village have been stolen recently, Gonpo decides to sell him in town. When his father finds out and tries to get the dog back, it sets off a chain of tragicomic events which build to a heartbreaking final twist. Another starkly beautiful sketch of contemporary Tibetan life and its complex contradictions by Pema Tsedan." Hong Kong International Film & TV Market "The film is shot in grainy video, the town looks like a Wild-Western outpost with its unpaved roads and buildings, but throughout is the majestic background of the Himalayas and the feeling that these once noble people, the Tibetans, are being slowly being assimilated into Han culture." Hong Kong Culture Vulture

tags: Feature film

Cast: Lochey, Drolma Kyab, Tamdrin Tso, Yanbum Gyal

Credits

Director: Pema Tseden