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The Silent Holy Stones
(Lhing vjags kyi ma ni rdo vbum)

by Wanma CAIDAN


This is not a story, but the depiction of the everyday life of a boy lama and the people around him in Tibet. No dramatic events are taking place. The film is like a live show of ordinary people. To maximize such reality, long takes on a fixed camera and long shots are used. The Tibet lamas as well as the village people are local villagers. The theatrical actors are real Tibetan opera singers. The most dramatic part of the story without a beginning or an end is probably when the camera catches the boy lama’s childishness. Dressed in his red garment, he is wearing a monkey mask, holding his favourite TV series CD box to his chest. The life of a lama in the mountainous Tibetan village could seem somewhat unfamiliar at first. But in the end, the people in the village are not so much different from any of us.

  • Titre français
    Le silence des pierres sacrées
  • Original title
    Lhing vjags kyi ma ni rdo vbum
  • Titre international
    The Silent Holy Stones
  • Scénario
    Wanma Caidan
  • Photo
    An Li
  • Montage
    Fang Li, Yifu Zhou
  • Son
    Zhe Li
  • Musique
    Dege Cairang
  • Interprétation
    Danpei Lama, Luosang Danpei

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