Sunday, 23 October 2011

Old Dog ★★★★☆

"what it lacks in funding it more than makes up for in sentiment"

Director Pema Tseden has almost single-handedly reinvented Tibetan cinema. His previous two films, The Silent Holy Stones (2005) and The Search (2009), both screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival to great critical acclaim. Like his previous efforts, Old Dog (2011) is set in the Tibetan region of the Chinese province of Qinghai, however, his latest venture is yet to receive approval from the Chinese film bureau to be released locally - making its BFI London Film Festival appearance something of a rare treat.


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