The Grassland (2004, short), Lhing vjags kyi ma ni rdo vbum/The Silent Holy Stones (2005), Xunzhao zhimei gengdeng/The Search (2009), Khyi rgan/The Old Dog (2011), Wu cai shen jian/The Sacred Arrow (2014), Tharlo (2015), Zhuang si le yi zhi yang/Jinpa (2018), Qiqiu/Balloon (2019)
More info: Wikipedia, Pema Tseden
Pema Tseden at IFFR
Third feature by the front runner of Tibetan cinema, whose first short film was screened in Rotterdam. Without raising the tempo, he gets better and better. In this allegory, an old shepherd is angry at his son for selling their Tibetan mastiff, a popular dog race among rich Chinese people.
Cheerfully melancholic story of Tibet in the 1980s, as China's one-child policy encroaches on Buddhist traditions and condoms can become balloons.