Himalaya (L'Enfance d'un Chef) (Caravan) (1999)
Critic Consensus: Unlike the overproduced and overbudgeted Hollywood blockbusters, Himalaya is a stunningly photographed movie that offers an intimate look into the lives of a Dolpo tribe.
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Critic Reviews for Himalaya (L'Enfance d'un Chef) (Caravan)
Valli's cameras capture one breathtaking image after another.
Himalaya is a film about choices, pride and forgiveness, filled with memorable characters and stunning scenery. And if you like yaks, this is the film for you.
High above the tree line, Tinle, Karma and Norbu act out a universal human drama with only two special effects -- a blinking star and a yak.
Valli's touch as an artist is too light, and his dramatic sense too timid, to make the film much more than a collection of pretty pictures.
A visually poetic, moving story.
Audience Reviews for Himalaya (L'Enfance d'un Chef) (Caravan)
From one perspective, it is a powerful ethnography of a traditional Tibetan clan, intent on capturing traditions before they die. But it is also an affecting drama stunningly shot in the highest mountain range on earth.
There is value in seeing this from a cultural point of view but eventually the lack of a solid plot grows tiresome. Like an earlier version of Tulpan.
alternate name (Caravan) Excellent authentic Tibet movie. i cant remember how I found this one. It is the story of a small village up in the Tibet mountains. Filmed in wide screen and excellent detail. the DVD clarity was fantastic. The director filmed on location in the high Himalayas and used locals for the actors. This is a really terrific glimpse into a world which could soon be extinct (or already is due to Chinese invasion of Tibet) This film was nominated for best film but did not win. Highest recommendation five stars.
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