"For many in the West, Tibet is the last romantic place left on earth. But beyond the stately mountain ranges, saffron robes and timeless traditions lies a struggle unfolding very much in the here and now. Dreaming Lhasa is the first film to capture both the majesty of Tibetan Buddhist culture and the complexity of its ties to the outside world."
- Cameron Bailey, Toronto International Film Festival
"The beauty and lyricism of this film is transformative, evoking the splendour of nature and humanity in metaphysical, historical and culturally specific terms."
- Tammy Stone, The Festival Daily, Toronto
"Propelled by the powers of gentle persuasion and emotional subtlety... well worth the effort and time."
- Hindustan Times
"Handled with a light, deft touch... the first feature film that challenges the conventional view of Tibet in a pleasant and thoughtful manner." - Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland)
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Release Year: 2005
Running Time: 90 minutes
Language: English and Tibetan w/English Subtitles