Himalaya

"A film of unusual visual beauty and enormous intrinsic interest."
Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"One of the most beautiful movies you are likely to see..."
V.A. Musetto, NEW YORK POST
"... filled with memorable characters and stunning scenery."
Jennie Punter, TORONTO STAR
"Scene after scene, shot after shot is so gorgeous that Valli is profligate with them."
Stanley Kauffmann, NEW REPUBLIC

Synopsis

Miles from nowhere in the middle of the Himalayas, a village nestles amidst its fields of barley. Its resilient peasant population eeks out a living from the salt of the Tibetan highlands. Each year they mine and trade the salt for grain, transporting it far beyond the huge mountains, down to the lush, rich valleys of Nepal. The annual trek is fraught with danger, testing the bravery of one and all, transforming these simple mountain folk into heroic trailblazers.
Original Languages: Tibetan
Genre: Drama|World Cinema
Running Time: 104 min.
Year: 1999

CREDITS

CAST
Gurgon Kyap (Karma)
Thilen Lhondup (Tinle)
DIRECTED BY
Eric Valli

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