The CAC Series: JINPA
October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019
dir. Pema Tseden
2018 | China | Drama | In Tibetan with English Subtitles | 87 mins |
Winner of Best Screenplay Venice Horizons Award at Venice International Film Festival
Winner of Special Jury Award at Tokyo FILMex
Nominated for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay at Golden Horse Awards
“Who would have thought that one day, formlessness would find form when Pema Tseden, Tibet’s pioneering independent filmmaker with his trademark philosophical innuendoes, would get produced by the stylistic iconoclast, Wong Kar Wai? Do opposites attract? Has style an afterlife? Only one way to find out…” – Philip Cheah, Film Critic
On the path of life, sometimes we meet someone whose dreams overtake our own to the point that they converge.
This is a story of revenge and redemption.
On an isolated road passing through the vast barren plains of Tibet, a truck driver who has accidentally run over a sheep chances upon a young man who is hitching a ride. As they drive and chat, the truck driver notices that his new friend has a silver dagger strapped to his leg. He comes to understand that this man is out to kill someone who wronged him earlier in life. As he drops the hitchhiker off at a fork in the road, little does the truck driver realize that their short time together has changed everything and that their destinies are inexorably intertwined.
There will be a Post-screen Q&A Session with Dr. Tashi Ragbey (12 Oct) & Cell Lim (13 Oct).
“The Contemporary Asian Cinema Series” (CAC) is a new cinematic initiative by Singapore Film Society and Filmgarde Cineplexes to celebrate Asian films in all its diversity and to present critically acclaimed works from emerging and established film directors from the region.
Starting from July 2019, CAC is a fixed monthly programme that bridges the professional film industry with filmgoers and aficionados through thoughtfully curated film screenings paired with educational and audience engagement elements, such as talks by film critics and programmers, as well as post-screening discussions with the filmmakers and cast, with the aim of building film interest and literacy.
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