Film Screening: “Tharlo” 

Includes Q & A with filmmaker Pema Tseden.


Still from the movie Tharlo.Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public

Midtown Art Cinema
931 Monroe Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Ticket required for entrance
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About "Tharlo"

Shot in black and white, "Tharlo" is the story of a Tibetan shepherd who takes a trip to the city to acquire an ID card and discovers a life previously unknown to him. After meeting with a young hairdresser, Tharlo’s quiet and simple life is thrown into a state of confusion and disorientation. Adapted from Pema Tseden’s short story of the same name, "Tharlo" consists of 84 meticulously and beautifully composed shots and marks the filmmaker’s greatest cinematic achievement to date. And significantly, "Tharlo" is the first Tibetan-language film to be released in theatres in Mainland China.


Also join us for a screening of "The Silent Holy Stones," Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Read more here.


About Pema Tseden

Pema Tseden is a Tibetan film director, fiction writer and literary translator. He is believed to be the first Tibetan filmmaker to make films entirely in the Tibetan language and with Tibetan actors. Born in 1969 in Amdo (the Tibetan area in Qinghai Province, China), Pema Tseden belongs to a new generation of Tibetan filmmakers who grew up in Tibet, China, and speak fluent Mandarin Chinese and Tibetan. He began his career as a bilingual short-story writer and translator and then became the first Tibetan to graduate as a director from Beijing Film Academic (Beijing dianying xueyua), in 2004. In Pema Tseden’s short but productive career to date, his cinematic work has been recognized domestically and internationally and received many prestigious awards inside and outside China.    

The Agnes Scott College Tibetan Film Screening event was made possible by the James T. and Ella Rather Kirk Fund, which is dedicated to enriching the college’s academic programs in literature, history, music, art and philosophy.