Himalaya (L'Enfance d'un Chef) (Caravan)
Himalaya (L'Enfance d'un Chef) (Caravan) (1999)

Director Eric Valle's visually striking drama shot in the mountains of Nepal depicts Tibetan villagers on an annual caravan across the Himalayas for supplies. Tinle: Thinlen Lhondup. Karma: Gurgon Kyap. Passang: Karma Wangiel.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 15, 1999
DVD Release Date: March 5, 2002
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unlike the overproduced and overbudgeted Hollywood blockbusters, Himalaya is a stunningly photographed movie that offers an intimate look into the lives of a Dolpo tribe.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Valli's cameras capture one breathtaking image after another.

Chris Fujiwara
Boston Globe

Valli's touch as an artist is too light, and his dramatic sense too timid, to make the film much more than a collection of pretty pictures.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An astonishingly beautiful and thematically rich Nepalese film that presents many vanishing elements of a faraway Tibetan culture.

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Jennie Punter
Toronto Star

Himalaya is a film about choices, pride and forgiveness, filled with memorable characters and stunning scenery. And if you like yaks, this is the film for you.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A visually poetic, moving story.

Brandon Smith
Jam! Movies

The camera showcases the beauty of the Himalayas as well as telling a moving story of power, pride and cultural change.

Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

High above the tree line, Tinle, Karma and Norbu act out a universal human drama with only two special effects -- a blinking star and a yak.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

As a travelogue ... this peaceful film by French director Eric Valli ... is pretty in a respectful, National Geographic sort of way.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A truly magnificent and authentic Nepalese film...

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
There is value in seeing this from a cultural point of view but eventually the lack of a solid plot grows tiresome. Like an earlier version of Tulpan.
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