Reviews

Jun 24, 2010
Illuminates the increasing complexity and contradictions in regard to the role of the Dalai Lama, exiled in India since 1959.
Jun 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.
Apr 29, 2010
For all its worthiness politically, The Sun Behind the Clouds is a lackluster film.
Apr 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.
Apr 1, 2010
The documentary does a superlative job of examining the half-century dispute over Chinese rule of mountainous Tibet.
Mar 31, 2010
The Sun Behind the Clouds offers a succinct and sober look at the philosophical impasse at the heart of the Tibetan cause.
Mar 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.
Mar 31, 2010
Returning to Bernardo Bertolucci's devastating The Last Emperor might be a better way to honor the occasion.
Mar 29, 2010
The drippy editorializing is a shame, because it's oddly not the unprecedented candor of the Dalai Lama that speaks for the Tibetan struggle most piquantly.