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Old Dog

Followed by a conversation with Chris Berry, La Frances Hui, and Pema Tseden

Old Dog Followed by a conversation with Chris Berry, La Frances Hui, and Pema Tseden | Events Calendar


Midtown

MoMA | 11 West 53rd Street

Old Dog
2011. China. Directed by Pema Tseden. With Yanbum Gyal, Droluma Kyab, Lochey. A young Tibetan decides to sell his family’s nomad mastiff, an exotic dog that fetches a fortune from wealthy Chinese. His aging father opposes him, leading to a series of tragicomic events that threaten to tear the family apart. Pema Tseden is the leading filmmaker of a newly emerging Tibetan cinema, and the first director in China to film his movies entirely in the Tibetan language. His third feature, Old Dog employs an observational documentary approach that soberly depicts the erosion of Tibetan culture under the pressures of contemporary society. Courtesy of dGenerate/Icarus. 88 min.

In the Film exhibition Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1