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The Silent Holy Stones


Neophyte director Wanma-caidan's lightly comedic, Tibetan-language drama The Silent Holy Stones (AKA Lhing Vjags Kyi Ma Ni Rdo Vbum) observes the magnetizing forces of Westernization and consumerism for a ten-year-old Chinese boy. Called by his elders to train as a Buddhist monk, and nicknamed Little Lama, the film's preteen character (Luosang-danpei) finds himself pulled ever strongly in the direction of mass media - to such a degree that he can never quite focus on his studies. He spends the majority...more