US Premiere of The Silent Holy Stones at 49th SFIFF

17 April 2006
The Silent Holy Stones, Tibetan director Wanma-caidan’s dramatic feature debut, is a Chinese production made on location in a Tibetan village. The US premiere will take place as part of the 49th San Francisco International Film Festival, with screenings on April 29, at 1:15 pm and May 4, at 8:00 pm at the Kabuki 8 Theatres in San Francisco. This is an IBFF co-presentation. The film follows a young lama assigned for Tibetan New Year to attend to the seven-year-old Living Buddha of a mountain monastery. There are echoes here of The Cup (Khyentse Norbu, 1999), as the young lamas try to balance their strict training with explorations of the outside world through the novelty of television. The Silent Holy Stones has the immediacy of a documentary, and writer/director Wanma-caidan succeeds in offering an insider’s view of everyday life in his home town.

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
Sunday, April 23 at 4:00 pm

Kabuki 8 Theatres, San Francisco
Saturday, April 29 at 1:15 pm
Thursday, May 4 at 8:00 pm

Tickets available now at San Francisco Film Society or by phone at 925.866.9559.
Purchase tickets in person at:
Kabuki 8 Theatre
1881 Post Street (at Fillmore)

Virgin Megastore
2 Stockton Street, 2nd Floor