The song of Tibet [electronic resource] / directed by Fei Xie.
- Other records:
- Honolulu, HI : Asia Pacific Films, 2000.
- Ethnographic video online, volume 2
1 online resource (103 min.).
- Motion pictures -- Asia.
- Ethnographic films.
- This edition in Mandarin with English subtitles.
- During her summer vacation, Dawa returned to Lhasa to see her grandparents. Unfortunately her grandfather was ill and dying. During this time, her grandmother, Yixi Zhuoma, told Dawa her love stories with three men. The first man in Yixi's life was Jiacuo, a strong mule boy from Kangba. At the same time Gongsa, the young master of Luoga Garden, had fallen in love with Yixi. Jiacuo was not persuaded and eloped with Yixi and married her. Their marriage and Jiacuo's great energy brought Yixi a very happy and romantic time in her life. However, as a mule boy, Jiacuo was used to an unstable lifestyle, which drove Yixi back to Gongsa. During the 1950s, Gongsa fled with the Dalai Lama and took Yixi's youngest son with him, asserting that the son was his. In the meantime, Jiacuo could not tolerate Yixi's betrayal and decided to return to his hometown, Kongba, with his oldest daughter. Several years later, when Yixi got the news that Jiacuo was seriously ill, she immediately decided to begin her difficult and dangerous journey searching for her husband. During that difficult time, she met her old friend Songqiu Lama, who was her third man as well as her forever lover in her life. In their youth, they used to spend a lot of time together, and Songqiu taught Yixi how to write and sing. Unfortunately, they were separated after Songqiu became a monk. With the coming of the Cultural Revolution, Songqiu was forced to leave his temple and lived as an ordinary man again. This enabled him to accompany Yixi to continue her difficult journey. He also encouraged Yixi to return to her husband and he would like to go back to being a Lama again. Dawa sets out to find these men. Awards/Festivals: Won Golden Rooster for Best Music, Special Jury Prize for Acting and Directing, Nominated for Golden Rooster for Best Actress, Best Film, Best Screenplay 2000; Won Film of Merit and Best Director, Shanghai Film Critics Award 2000; Interfaith Award, St. Louis International Film Festival 2001.
- Title from title frames (Ethnographic video online, viewed Feb. 6, 2014).
Recorded in 2000 in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region.
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
Won, 2000, Golden Rooster Awards, Golden Rooster for Best Music
Won, 2000, Golden Rooster Awards, Special Jury Prize for Acting
Won, 2000, Golden Rooster Awards, Special Jury Prize for Writing
Nominated, 2000, Golden Rooster Awards, Best Actress
Nominated, 2000, Golden Rooster Awards, Best Film
Nominated, 2000, Golden Rooster Awards, Best Screenplay
Won, 2000, Shanghai Film Critics Awards, Film of Merit
Won, 2000, Shanghai Film Critics Awards, Best Director
Won, 2001, St. Louis International Film Festival, Interfaith Award
- Xie, Fei, 1942- , Director
Alexander Street Press.
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