“Old Dog” to Join Films from China and Hong Kong at San Francisco International Film Festival

Pema Tseden‘s Old Dog, which made its North American premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival and US premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival, will open April 22nd as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival.

"Old Dog" (dir. Pema Tseden)

This poetic film, heralded as the forefront of Tibet New Wave cinema, tells the story of a Tibetan herder whose struggle to preserve his culture, the dignity of his family, and his beloved mastiff crescendos in a tragic moment of sacrifice. Old Dog will screen on April 22, 23, and 27th in San Francisco. Details and tickets can be found here.

Also screening at SFIFF is Alison Klayman‘s documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, which premiered at Sundance and received the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry will screen on April 23rd and 25th. Details can be found here.

From China and Hong Kong comes Cai Shangjun‘s People Mountain People Sea, a story of corruption and revenge in Chongqing and Guizhou Province, which will screen at SFIFF on April 21, 23, and 25th.

SFIFF will also be screening two films from Hong Kong: Johnny To‘s Life Without Principle and Peter Ho-Sun Chan‘s Wu Xia.

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