An International Buddhist Film Festival Co-presentation, 2006.
“Astonishing achievement.” –The Times of London
“An epic documentary of spirituality in exile… compellingly beautiful…a very special masterpiece.” –Village Voice
“Illuminating guide.” –LA Times
“…it takes one’s breath away.” –Time Out London
Stunning cinematography, unprecedented access and informed direction take us on an intimate journey deep into the heart of the ancient Buddhist culture of Tibet.
Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy is a classic work filmed in 16mm on location in India, Nepal and Ladakh over twenty-five years ago, and digitally mastered and edited into a spellbinding 134 minute introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.
Directed by Graham Coleman (editor of the just-released first complete translation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead) and produced and photographed by David Lascelles, the film features an intimate portrait of the Dalai Lama, a rare look at an ancient tantric ritual associated with the female deity Tara, commentary based on the teachings of the great 20th century Tibetan master Dudjom Rinpoche, and the moving response of a monastery to a death in the community.
Director: Graham Coleman
India/Nepal / 2005 / 134 min
This film is not to be missed on the big screen.
Limited Engagements: One Week Only
New York: Quad Cinema, HELD OVER: April 7–April 13
Los Angeles: Westside Pavillion, April 7–13
San Francisco: Opera Plaza, April 7–13
Berkeley: Shattuck, April 7–13
San Diego: Hillcrest, April 7–13
San Rafael: Rafael Film Center, April 14–20
Seattle: Varsity, April 14–20