Ala Changso(HKAFF 2018)
Jury Grand Prix and Best Screenplay, Shanghai International Film Festival Golden Goblet Awards
Sonthar Gyal’s 2011 debut The Sun Beaten Path followed a guilt-ridden man’s return from his pilgrimage to Lhasa. Now in the Tibetan filmmaker's third feature, a woman sets out on foot for the holy city after being diagnosed with a serious illness. She believes her poor health is karma for not making the pilgrimage she had promised to her late first husband. Life batters her with difficult conditions on the road as her current concerned husband follows with their troubled young son in tow. The family is redefined as secrets peel away and new understandings emerge on the grueling spiritual journey.
Nyima Sungsung, Yungdrung Gyal, Sechok Gyal