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Dreaming Lhasa Reviews

May 4, 2007
Whenever the filmmakers stray from Dhondup's story (and the tales of other refugees), they tend to lose their way.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 4, 2007
The fictional story incorporates harrowing documentary testimony from former Tibetan political prisoners, but essentially this is a hopeful look at a resilient people keeping their traditions alive as they move into the digital age.
May 4, 2007
Dreaming Lhasa goes a long way on the strength of its exotic visuals and gently urgent narrative, but in the end it doesn't go quite far enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 4, 2007
A sensitive if literal-minded tale that demonstrates how Tibet's national identity is of a piece with its spiritual heart.
April 24, 2007
A static and awkward effort that never quite comes to life.
April 20, 2007
Manages to enchant with its simplicity and scenery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 18, 2007
Dreaming Lhasa is a fine example of how feature films can be used to deliver urgent political messages, but its dramatic elements waver.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 11, 2007
The adverts promise a voyage to Tibet like we've never seen, but Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam's vision of people unmoored from their homeland is a familiar and banal embossment of foreign anguish.