Critically acclaimed Tibetan filmmaker’s, Pema Tseden, latest release, “Tharlo,” is coming to DVD and On-Demand purchase February 14, 2017. “Tharlo” follows the story of Tharlo, a Tibetan shepherd, on his journey to a town in the Qinghai province to obtain an identification card. He meets Yangtso, a local hairdresser, and it’s love at first sight. Tharlo’s efforts to court the stylist are thwarted due to Yangsto’s desire for more urban, contemporary pleasures, such as smoking, drinking, and casual sex—all of which go against Thrall’s country upbringing.
Tseden’s new piece has garned attention at several international film festivals; “Tharlo” won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2015 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, the Grand Prize at the 2015 Tokyo FILMeX, and the INALCO Prize at the 2015 Vesoul Asian Film Festival.
“Tharlo” is set to be released on DVD and digital download through Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu. The DVD will also feature several special features including a booklet featuring the novel which inspired the film, “Tharlo” by Pema Tseden, a 40-minute Q&A session with the author, and many more! Please find more information about the release below and by clicking the following link!
Below get a sneak preview of the film by watching the trailer!
Original Press Release
Icarus Films is proud to announce that Tharlo will be available for home video DVD and video-on-demand purchase on February 14, 2017.
Renowned Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden (Old Dog) returns with his new feature adapted from his own novella about Tharlo, a Tibetan shepherd.
Tharlo travels from rural Tibet to a town in Qinghai province to obtain an ID card. In the process, he meets a beautiful local hairdresser named Yangtso. Although Tharlo is smitten, town-dweller Yangtso’s ideas of fun are not quite his. Contemporary pleasures like smoking, drinking, singing and sex run against Tharlo’s pastoral imperatives, contributing to an awkward and suspenseful courtship between the two.
Internationally acclaimed, Tharlo has won prizes from festivals around the world, including Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2015 Taipei Golden Horse Film festival, Grand Prize at the 2015 Tokyo FILMeX, and INALCO Prize at the 2015 Vesoul Asian Film Festival.
Tharlo will be released on DVD and available for digital purchase and rental on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu.
Special Features: a special edition, deluxe six-panel digipak, a booklet featuring Pema Tseden’s novella “Tharlo” (translated into English for the first time), stills from the film, a music video, the theatrical trailer, and a 40-minute Q&A session with Pema Tseden at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.