Sunshine that Can Move Mountains

SYNOPSIS

Tenzin Banjue, a young Tibetan monk living in the temple, takes a long way back home to visit his brother who is in a vegetative state. Despite finding himself enamored by his brother’s fiancée, he refuses his mother’s offer to stay and marry her. The debut feature of director Wang Qiang is a poignant portrait of the Tibetan people living in a vanishing culture with their sacred traditions. Combining spiritual musings and nature’s beauty, it’s an ode to pure love and the wisdom that brings light to life.

Genre: Drama
Languages: Tibetan Language
Length: 107 min
Country: China
Production Year: 2017

WANG QIANG

Director/Screenwriter

Wang Qiang, born in 1980 in China, is a contemporary Manchus director of China. He graduated from the Art School of Hebei University, and achieved the degree of Master of Fine Arts of Beijing Film Academy. He has made several documentaries, mostly about the Tibetan life and culture. His documentary film A Normal Life was nominated in 22th Astra International Documentary Film Festival. His debut feature Sunshine that Can Move Mountains was the winner of the inaugural Early Bird New Directors Film Fund of the Hong Kong International Film Festival.

ABOUT THE FILM

New director Wang Qiang demonstrates his creative talent in his debut feature about the love and faith of a young Buddhist monk, with ethnic Tibetan actors. Set in the stunning landscape of the Himalayas in the Tibet Autonomous Region, the film is a mesmerizing drama combining spiritual musings and nature’s beauty. With powerful camera movement and mise-en-scène, Wang presents a poignant portrait of the Tibetan people living on a culture on the edge with their sacred traditions. A ode to the quest of pure love, benevolence and wisdom that brings light to life.

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS & AWARDS

2017    Shanghai International Film Festival, Asian New Talent Award, Best Script Writer –Wang Qiang
2017    Chinese Young Generation Film Forum – Best Actor / Best Producer
2017    Jogia-NETPAC Asian Film Festival
2017    Marianas International Film Festival
2017    Kustendorf Film Festival
2018    Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2018    Bengaluru International Film Festival
2018    The Hong Kong International Film Festival

 

CAST

Tenzin Jigme, Sonnam Droga

CREW

Director/ Screenwriter: Wang Qiang Producer: Liu Kailuo
Executive Producer: Hong Kong International Film Festival Society
Presented by: Heyi Pictures Co., Ltd, Shanghai Alibaba Pictures Co., Ltd

TRAILER

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