The Silent Holy Stones (Lhing vjags kyi ma ni rdo vbum)
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The Silent Holy Stones (Lhing vjags kyi ma ni rdo vbum)
Neophyte director Wanma-caidan's lightly comedic, Tibetan-language drama The Silent Holy Stones (AKA Lhing Vjags Kyi Ma Ni Rdo Vbum) observes the magnetizing forces of Westernization and consumerism for a ten-year-old Chinese boy. Called by his elders to train as a Buddhist monk, and nicknamed Little Lama, the film's preteen character (Luosang-danpei) finds himself pulled ever strongly in the direction of mass media - to such a degree that he can never quite focus on his studies. He spends the majority of his life in the isolated Guwa monastery, out of the reach of "modern"… More