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The Search

འཚོལ། (寻找智美更登)

Directed by Pema Tseden

Cast: Manla Kyab, Tsondrey, Lumo Tso, Rigden Gyamtso

Special Jury Prize, 2009 Shanghai International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2009 Locarno International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2009 Toronto International Film Festival

A Tibetan filmmaking crew has found the perfect actress to play the wife in their adaptation of the Drime Kunden story, but she refuses the part unless her ex-boyfriend is cast in the lead. And so they hit the road to find him. Along the way, a businessman tells the story of his first love, while the crew auditions ordinary villagers at pit stops. With Abbas Kiarostami’s eye for enchantment and a local’s ear for the everyday, THE SEARCH marks the arrival of a Tibetan New Wave.

Dates & Times


UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley

Sun, Apr 21
12:30 pm