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Khyi rgan (Old Dog) Reviews

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January 4, 2014
Stunning mixture of understated social criticism and minimalism a la Kurismaki.
May 23, 2013
To the eye of the Occidental moviegoer, nothing much goes on. Underneath, however, roils a "cultural genocide" of generational, cultural, social and political upheaval.
May 15, 2013
Minimalist in its aesthetics and soundtrack, quiet and deliberate in its plot, but nonetheless familiar--endearing and a vital addition to the small but growing Tibetan cinema
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 14, 2013
Old Dog has the look and feel of a documentary, which adds senses of urgency and immediacy to a tale that moves at a languid, but never boring, pace.
May 14, 2013
While the rigid framing and wispy plot create an unfortunate inertia, they also magnify the occasional whimsical moment ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 14, 2013
It's both a sly piece of ethnography and a social satire that reads like a cosmic joke...right up until its climax makes the chuckle catch in your throat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 21, 2012
An impactful allegorical apolitical naturalistic film about Tibetans treated like dogs and losing their identity under modern Red China's brutal rule.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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