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Tharlo Rated PG

Tharlo

Dir. Pema Tseden. China, 2015. 2h 4m. Tibetan/subs. Starring Shide Nymia, Yangshik Tso

Strikingly shot in black and white, Tharlo tells the story of a Tibetan shepherd who is required make a rare visit to a nearby urban town.

This philosophical and pleasantly funny fable examines the clash of cultures as our protagonist comes face-to-face with a bewildering modern world.

Cutting social comment with a philosophical edge worthy of Samuel Beckett.’ Tony Rayns, Sight & Sound