february, 2019

sat02feb6:00 pmsat9:00 pmThe soul of Himalaya - A special Chinese Film ScreeningSt Catherines College

Event Details

As an exciting cap to ‘Ancient Arts in Contemporary China’ Art Exhibition, with support from Filming East Festival, we are presenting to Cambridge audience a unique Chinese film, The soul of Himalaya directed by Yunhui Zeng.

This epic drama is set in the eighth century and features the Bogar tribe, part of the mysterious Lhoba people who live in the forests of the Tibetan Plateau. Disaster has forced them to the edge of extinction and the story follows their attempt to reverse their imminent destruction. All supporting roles are performed by ethnic Lhobas who are real-life herdsmen, farmers or hunters. The film offers a rare glimpse into a Tibetan culture that’s fast disappearing in the face of an encroaching modern world.

The film screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director Yunhui Zeng.

The Chinese film industry is currently undergoing a bright era of artistic expansion. Chinese cinema audiences are now the world’s largest and perhaps has the keenest appetite for film. While foreign films are popular in China, it has been more challenging to experience Chinese cinema in the West. Join us for a glimpse into what many in Cambridge have been missing.

Background Information

China 2017
Dir Zeng Yunhui
With Phurbu Tsering, Lhak Chong, Shaijikanbin Arbo
109 min
English subtitles


2nd february 2019 6:00pm - 2nd february 2019 9:00pm


St Catherines College

The McGrath Centre Auditorium, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RL


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