FLIM 2012

Mirror of Emptiness

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China
2010
DVD
4:3
120min.
Manadarin and Tibetan
english, chinese and czech subtitles

In Shiqu, the highest northwest county seat in Sichuan Province – stands Se Xu Monastery. Rarely open to the public, its richness in the Tibetan Buddhism traditions unveils in this documentary. Filmed over a year, five lamas and a sky burial master speak of their belief and ways of spiritual living, among others who have been conducting retreat for years on this plateau of extreme climates. Ten thousand people gathering at the annual prayer festival and the mystical Tibetan sky-burial practices are among the most unforgettable scenes.

Silent Holly Stones

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Tibet
2005
DVD
4:3
102min.
Tibetan
english subtitles

Kino Aero         18th of April         20:30

The debut feature from the preeminent Tibetan filmmaker working today. The Silent Holy Stones is a restrained, unhurried story of a 10-year old Tibetan monk who has the chance to spend a few days at New Year with his family in their village a day’s horse-ride away. The boy’s journey to his village and back to the monastery bring to light the intertwined forces of westernization and consumerism that are a powerful presence even in a small Tibetan farming community.

Summer Pasture

USA 2010, a film by Lynn True, Nelson Walker and Tsering Perlo, 85 minutes

In Tibetan with English and Czech subtitles

Kino Světozor             6th of March                20:30
Kino Aero                   18th of April                  20:30