Sunshine that Can Move Mountains
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.
Languages: Tibetan Language
Length: 107 min
Production Year: 2017
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