La lampe au beurre de yak

  • 15'
  • China
  • 2013
A young photographer creates staged portraits in a Tibetan mountain village. The backdrops, which include national monuments, Disney figures and tropical islands, are lowered using a squeaky pulley. Prayer wheels or shiny sunglasses show a cultural tradition subject to modern influences.
Director
Hu Wei
Countries of production
China, France
Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
15'
Medium
DCP
International title
The Butter Lamp
Language
Tibetan
Producers
Julien Féret, Hu Wei
Production Company
AMA Productions
Sales
Hu Wei
Screenplay
Hu Wei
Cinematography
Jean Legrand
Editor
Hu Wei
Production Design
Hu Wei
Sound Design
Liu Cheng
Cast
Genden Punstok