Film maker Pema Tseden’s ‘Tharlo’ wins big again

Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 21: Renowned Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden’s film ‘Tharlo’ has swept a Chinese film festival with three awards.

Pema Tseden

Tharlo, written and directed by Pema Tseden has bagged three awards – best director, best actor, female and the winner of first position of the top ten Chinese films – at a Chinese film festival (Nashon-Loknyen-Lakdhep) held on March 19, reports.

Yangshik Tso, a popular Tibetan singer and actress from the Traditional Tibetan province of Amdo played a role of a sophisticated young women from city with whom Tharlo, the protagonist of the film played by Shide Nyima gets romantically involved.

Born in a nomad family, Pema Tseden earned legions of fans through his critically acclaimed films, making him the most successful and celebrated Tibetan film maker. He is one of the few Tibetans to have graduated from the Beijing Film Academy.

Tharlo was also awarded the Best Adepted Screen Play at the 52nd Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards and Artistic Exploration Award at the 23rd Beijing College Student Film Festival 2016.

Yangshik Tso

Tseden’s other films have also won acclaim from critics and juries around the world. His second feature, ‘The Search’ was selected for screening at the Locarno Film Festival while his third, ‘Old Dog’ won prestigious prizes at festivals across Asia.