Old Dog DVD
Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden's haunting allegorical drama is set in a remote, impoverished region of western China. The ne'er-do-well son of an elderly Tibetan shepherd attempts to sell his father's beloved nomad mastiff hound, a breed sought after as pets by wealthy Chinese families, before it's stolen by black marketeers, but his efforts to "help" the family lead to conflict. Drolma Kyab, Lochey star. 88 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Tibetan; Subtitles: English, Chinese. In Tibetan with English subtitles.