A Song for You

  • 93'
  • China
  • 2020

In A Song for You – a road movie and a music industry insider comedy, with lots of songs – young Ngawang leaves behind a nomadic existence on the Tibetan plateau for big city Xining nightclubs. His dream is to record an album and be heard around the country. Cutting an album costs money, which he doesn’t have. One day he meets a woman who looks just like his Loyiter, a talisman of the goddess of art and music. Impossible, says his father, as only the pure of heart meet her, only in their dreams. But, Ngawang perseveres. She takes him on a journey of discovery through life and love.

The film is light-hearted, the vistas endless. The fascinating lead embraces the world with a mix of naivety and determination. It is a world full of options for him.

Director
Dukar Tserang
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
China
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
93'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Ta yu luo ye dai er
Languages
Tibetan, Chinese
Producers
Jia Zhangke, Pema Tseden
Production Company
Xstream Pictures
Sales
Xstream Pictures
Screenplay
Dukar Tserang
Cinematography
Chan Hai Liang
Editor
Jin Di
Production Design
Nariyama Kazuho
Sound Design
Dukar Tserang
Music
Dukar Tserang
Cast
Damtin Tserang, Wang Drol Tso, Thashi Dorje, Pema Gyal