The Sacred Arrow

Wucai shenjian
2015 Import 2\sacred-arrow_1.jpg

Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Sun, Apr 19, 2015 9:15 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Thu, Apr 23, 2015 4:15 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Wed, Apr 29, 2015 4:45 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:US Premiere
English Title:The Sacred Arrow
Program:Asian Frontiers
Tags:Drama
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Travel the World
Release Year:2014
Runtime:97
Type:Narrative Feature
Country/Region:China
Language:Tibetan
Cast/Crew
Director:Pema Tseden
Producer:Sangye Gyamtso
Cinematographer:Luo Pan
Editor:Liu Fang
Principal Cast:Zinchen Denchu
Sonam Nyima
Dekyid
Dobskyab
Screenwriter:Pema Tseden

Description

In the Tibetan region of Amdo, the neighbouring villages of Lhalong and Damo compete in an archery contest for the Sacred Arrow, a traditional totem representing strength, bravery, peace and joy. According to the thousand-year custom, the winner gets to keep the Arrow until the following year’s contest. Pema Tseden (Old Dog), one of the premier Tibetan directors working today, perfectly captures the clash of traditions and the modern world facing Tibet today in a story of competition, friendship and love.