Snow Leopard

2023 / 109' / China / In Tibetan and Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles / Color and Black and White

★ 2023 Venice Film Festival - world premiere

★ Tibetan Director Pema Tseden's Legacy

An unexpected incident of a snow leopard breaking into the sheep pen of a local herder and killing nine rams not only causes a stir in the family, but also attracts a TV crew into the village…

A story of humanity and spirituality, life and faith, written and directed by Tibetan director Pema Tseden. The film embraces his thoughts on the deeper themes of man and society, culture and faith, it had its world premiere at the 80th Venice Film Festival, and screened at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival and the 36th Tokyo International Film Festival.

Director: Pema Tseden

Cast: Jinpa, Xiong Ziqi, Tseten Tashi, Losang Choepel, Genden Phuntsok

About the Director

Pema Tseden is a Tibetan director, screenwriter and author. Most of Pema Tseden’s films were shot in Tibetan language by Tibetan teams. Widely recognized as a pioneer of the Tibetan New Wave, Pema Tseden’s body of cinematic works includes The Silent Holy Stones, The Search, Old Dog, Tharlo, Jinpa and Balloon amongst others. His films have been selected at the Venice Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, and many other major international film festivals, winning over forty international prizes.

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The Cinematheque・Passion is located at Travessa da Paixão which is a narrow and romantic bystreet branching off the famous World Heritage Site "Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral" (the "St. Paul's Cathedral Site") in the Historic Centre of Macau. A three-storey building equipped with ticket office, screening room, control room, film information room and exhibition space.
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