|Directed by||Pema Tseden|
|Produced by||Wu Leilei |
|Written by||Pema Tseden|
|Music by||Wang Jue|
|Edited by||Song Bing|
Heaven Pictures (Beijing) Culture & Media Co., Ltd.
Beijing YiHe Star Film Production Ltd.
Beijing Ocean & Time Culture Communication Co, Ltd
|Distributed by||Beijing Herui Film Icarus Films|
Tharlo (Chinese: 塔洛) is a 2015 Chinese Tibetan-language comedy-drama film written and directed by Pema Tseden. It premiered in the Horizons section at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival. It was released in China on December 9, 2016.
Sheep herder Tharlo (Shide Nyima) or commonly known as "Ponytail" for his trademark hairstyle, goes to town to get an ID card photo as ordered by police chief Dorje (Tashi). Having lived all his life alone in the mountains, he is shocked to meet a modern young hairdresser Yangtso (Yang Shik Tso), who not only sports short hair but smokes. Yangtso flirts and even suggests travelling plans with him. Tharlo returns to the mountain but not for long. One day, due to his carelessness, his sheep are killed by wolves, which angers the sheep owner who not only scolds but slaps him repeatedly. Soon, Tharlo returns to town with stacks of cash from selling his sheep, places the money in front of and asks Yangtso to keep it. But his desire for a new life with her is dashed when he wakes up next morning to find her missing.
After failing to find her, Tharlo looks for chief Dorje at the police station. However, before he can reveal the intention of his visit, he is ordered to town again – to get a new ID card photo, by chief Dorje when he realises the "bald" Tharlo, who has shaven upon Yangtso's request, looks different from his new ID card's photo. Speechless, Tharlo slowly walks out of the police station and heads out to the mountain.
- Shide Nyima as Tharlo
- Yang Shik Tso as Yangtso
- Tashi as Police chief Dorje
- Jinpa as Sheep owner
- Dekyi Tserang as singer (Special appearance)
The film grossed CN¥949,000 at the Chinese box office.
|2015||72nd Venice International Film Festival||Venice Horizons Award||Tharlo||Nominated|
|52nd Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards||Best Director||Pema Tseden||Nominated|
|Best Adapted Screenplay||Tharlo||Won|
|Best Feature Film||Nominated|
|16th International Film Festival Tokyo Filmex||Grand Prize||Won|
|Student Jury Prize||Won|||
|2016||23rd Beijing College Student Film Festival||Artistic Exploration Award||Won|
|Best Director||Pema Tseden||Nominated|
|2017||17th Chinese Film Media Awards||Best Film||Tharlo||Nominated|||
|Best Director||Pema Tseden||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Shide Nyima||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay||Pema Tseden||Nominated|
|Best New Performer||Shide Nyima||Nominated|
|31st Golden Rooster Awards||Best Low Budget Feature||Tharlo||Won|||
|Best Cinematography||Lu Yesong||Nominated|
|Best Editing||Liang Chi-song, Song Bing||Nominated|
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