Here are three streaming picks that capture the spirit of Christopher Nolan 's mind-bending masterpiece in their own way. Watch the video. Get the Latest News. A look at the people who live precariously, but with an unusual level of resourcefulness and imagination, in four gigantic urban agglomerations: Mumbai, New York City, Moscow and Mexico City. Drifting with no direction except Story is about Ying, a girl from Beijing who comes to Hong Kong to find work and stay with her wealthy uncle.
Lhasa, Eternal City (1) – Shadow Tibet : Jamyang Norbu
It is a movie with the rare merit, for a film in a historical or exotic setting, of presenting a world that is authentically strange, not our own in costume. How strange? Kundun is a pro-religious, anticommunist movie. How common a combination is that in Hollywood? The scenes between Mao Zedong and the young Dalai Lama are played as phantasmagoria, with the scientific socialist, not the god-king, in the role of the monstrous dream-figure.
Please, Save Lhasa! Full explanation in Part 3. I was child of nine in Darjeeling when the Great Lhasa Uprising took place. All the fearful grown-up talk I overheard then, of the street-fighting and the bombardment of the Norbulingka and the Potala by Chinese artillery, scared and confused me.
This documentary is a portrayal of a devoutly Buddhist Tibet with footage of ancient temples, marriage rituals, nomadic shepherds with their yaks, and a sky death ritual. Tenzin Choedak, personal physician to the Dalai Lama, gives a series of talks introducing Tibetan medicine. Includes an interview with the Dalai Lama on the spread of Buddhism in the West and the views of Westerners studying Buddhism in India. Life in the three great Gelugpa monastic universities, which were reconstructed in South Indian following their virtual destruction in Tibet. Interviews with three generations of Tibetans in exile in Switzerland , those who speak Tibetan, those who are bi-lingual and those who speak no Tibetan at all.