The Sun Behind the Clouds Reviews

August 5, 2019
Structurally, The Sun Behind the Clouds is pretty straightforward, often feeling like it may feel more at home on PBS than in cinemas.
October 28, 2011
A clear-headed and even-handed look at how the Dalai Lama, as both spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people, has handled his exile to India since 1959.
August 26, 2010
This is a thoughtful and instructive documentary even for those who think they understand the Tibetan dilemma.
June 24, 2010
Illuminates the increasing complexity and contradictions in regard to the role of the Dalai Lama, exiled in India since 1959.
June 18, 2010
The Sun Behind the Clouds is a well-made and sobering look at the current state of Tibet's battle for some degree of autonomy.
April 28, 2010
This quietly intense documentary from husband-and-wife filmmakers Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin shines a light on the inter-Tibetan turbulence.
April 15, 2010
Of the many documentaries that have chronicled Tibet's ongoing struggle for independence, The Sun Behind the Clouds offers the most thorough, balanced and up-to-date assessment of the dilemma facing Tibetans under oppressive Chinese rule.
April 2, 2010
The filmmakers do bang-up job expanding the frontline perspectives, aiming to subvert a ruling regime's course and expose its cloudy human rights record.
April 1, 2010
You have to be impressed with the dedication the filmmakers had to covering as much of the story as they could at a time when it was very much in the public eye.
April 1, 2010
An eye-opening, provocative, vital and well-balanced examination of Tibet's multifaceted, ongoing struggle for independence.
April 1, 2010
The documentary does a superlative job of examining the half-century dispute over Chinese rule of mountainous Tibet.
March 31, 2010
The Sun Behind the Clouds offers a succinct and sober look at the philosophical impasse at the heart of the Tibetan cause.
March 31, 2010
The presence of this film at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January caused China to withdraw two movies from that event, but the documentary is as much a challenge to the Dalai Lama as it is to the Chinese.
March 31, 2010
Returning to Bernardo Bertolucci's devastating The Last Emperor might be a better way to honor the occasion.
March 31, 2010
Avoids talking head-itis, limiting commentators to a digestible few, mostly Tibetan-in-exile authors, historians, dissidents and activists.