Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 18th February 11:10 AM - Rheged

Paths of the Soul

Director: Yang Zhang Country: China
Cert: TBC Year: 2015 Length: 115 minsLanguage: Tibetan
2017 Festival
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Audience Reaction

Score: 87.68% Attendance: 99


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

For 1200km, the Tibetan pilgrims of Zhang Yang's extraordinary travelogue clap, drop face down to the road or gravel or mud, and then lift themselves up to walk a few steps and do it all again, on a pilgrimage to Lhasa, the holy capital. We see the simplicity of human relationships and the nature of family, suffering, and extraordinary determination.

Zhang shot for more than a year and also managed to secure approval from the Chinese government to make and distribute this film celebrating Tibetan spirituality.

Thanks to Cinefile


The film is restful and exhausting, a contemplation of Tibet's epic-scale natural beauty, filmed with patience and intimacy, as each new horizon is a reward for the pilgrim's perseverance.
Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice



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