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Old Dog

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Old Dog

Directed by Pema Tseden

  • Tibet 2010; 93 min
  • Original version: Tibetan
    • Golden Digital Award, Hong Kong IFF
    • Grand Prize, TOKYO FILMeX

  • For additional information regarding Pema Tseden's project BALLOON, please contact Sangye Gyamtso (HIMALAYA AUDIO & VISUAL CULTURE COMMUNICATION)


  • From the director of JINPA presented at Asian Project Market


The old dog in question is a scruffy “nomad mastiff” that Gonpo’s family has had for years. But as many dogs in their village have been stolen recently, Gonpo (Drolma Kyab) decides to sell his in the town. When his father finds out and tries to get the dog back, it sets off a chain of tragicomic events which build to a heartbreaking final twist. Another starkly beautiful sketch of contemporary Tibetan life and its complex contradictions by Pema Tseden.

Director's Statement

I wish my camera could capture the spirit of the people of my homeland as they hold on to their dignity.



    Pema Tseden