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Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Dir. Pema Tseden
109 min

On the Tibetan plateau, a herder is enraged that a snow leopard has killed nine of his rams. Vowing to kill it, he is opposed by his brother, a monk, who believes he can communicate with the snow leopard.

Directed by the late Pema Tseden, the first director from China to make films shot entirely in Tibet. In this, his last film, a local television producer wants to shoot a show about the mysterious snow leopard, assisted by a former schoolmate, a monk who believes that he understands the leopard and speaks to it subconsciously. But the monk’s brother wants to kill the animal, as it has slaughtered nine of his best rams. Beautifully capturing the complicated relationship with nature and society on the Tibetan plateau, Tseden’s film is a sweeping and magical look at life in this desolate region.

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 109 min
Country/Region: China
Language: Tibetan, Mandarin Chinese
Print Source: Rediance
Tags: Adventure, Asian Frontiers, Drama


Director: Pema Tseden
Executive Producer: Nan Ji, Zhou Hao, Pema Tseden, Gong Yu, Zhang Beipeng, Zhao Yan, Hu Mengchu, Fan Zhaohui
Producer: Nan Ji, Zhao Hao, Yang Xianghua, Song Jia, Wang Lei
Cinematographer: Matthias Delvaux
Screenwriter: Pema Tseden
Editor: Jin Di
Composer: Dukar Tserang
Principal Cast: Jinpa, Xiong Ziqi, Tseten Tashi, Losang Choepel, Genden Phuntsok, Kunde, Dang Haoyu, Jikba, Gatu Tashi, Dechen Yangdzom, Chungchen