by Pema Tseden
Director: Pema Tseden
Script: Pema Tseden, adapted from novels The Slayer by Tsering Norbu & I ran over a sheep by Pema Tseden
Cinematographer: Lu Songye
Editing: Jin Di & Chakdor Kyab
Art Setting: Tenzin Nyima
Music: Lim Giong & Point
Sound: Tu Duu-Chih & Wu Shu-Yao
Cast: Jinpa, Genden Phuntsok, Sonam Wangmo
Tone Films Ltd. (Shanghai), Shanghai Tang Dynasty Communications Co., Ltd. Qinghai Mani Stone Pictures Co., Ltd. Master China Films Ltd. (Beijing)
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Hong Kong – China
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DCP, Color, 86 mn,
V.O. Tibetan with English Subtitles
French Electronic Subtitles
Orizzonti Award for Best Screenplay at 75th Venise Film Festival
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.
“This is a film about awakening. Once we are awaken, we can step onto the road towards the future.” Pema Tseden
Jinpa is a story of revenge and redemption.