There is little chance of meeting anyone on the pale and washed-out Tibetan plateau of Kekexili, the highest and largest plateau in the world. It's an unusual day for Jinpa, a driver who drives alone through the harsh landscape with a truck full of O Sole Mio sounds coming out of a well-used tape recorder. The man with the appearance of an eternal hippie and with dark glasses on his eyes, will first hit and kill a sheep and then offer a ride to a lonely wandering traveller. The reticent passenger's name is also Jinpa and before he gets off at a crossroads he reveals that he went on a journey to kill a man. The driver cannot forget this declaration and decides to follow in the footsteps of his mysterious namesake. Built from picturesque snapshots, Jinpa is a mystical meditation on human fate, life and death, infused with melancholy and gentle humour. The film, which also features elements of a road movie and westerns, won the Best Screenplay Award at the Orrizonti section of the Venice Festival, where it had its world premiere.
Venice IFF 2018 – Best Screenplay (Venice Horizons Award); Tokyo FILMeX 2018 – Special Jury Prize
A Tibetan director, writer and screenwriter born in 1969. The first Tibetan to graduate from the prestigious Beijing Film Academy. His feature debut, The Silent Holy Stones, was the first film in the Tibetan language with a film crew entirely consisting of Tibetans. His films have been screened and awarded at many international festivals. He has published over 50 short stories and novels, written in both Tibetan and Mandarin, which have been translated into many languages.
2005 Lhing vjags kyi ma ni rdo vbum / The Silent Holy Stone
2009 Poszukiwana / Xunzhao zhimei gengdeng / The Search
2010 Khyi rgan / Old Dog
2014 Yangdar / The Sacred Arrow