The movie “Snow Leopard” won the best film at the 36th Tokyo International Film Festival
At 18:00 on November 1, local time in Tokyo, the main competition unit of the 36th Tokyo International Film Festival officially announced the list of winners. “Snow Leopard”, a work written and directed by Bama Tseden, broke out of the 15 shortlisted films and won the judges’ favor. It was unanimously recognized and won the Best Film Award.
Director Wanma Tseden is the founder of the new wave of Tibetan films, from “The Silent Mani Stone” and “Searching for Wisdom and Beauty” to “Talow”, “Killing a Sheep”, “Balloon” ”, whose Tibetan-language films have been widely praised in the international film industry. The movie “Snow Leopard” is the eighth Tibetan-language film directed by Wanma Tseden, and it is also his legacy. After being shortlisted for the 80th Venice International Film Festival and the 48th Toronto International Film Festival and completing its world premiere and North American After its premiere, the film won the best film award for the first time in the main competition section of the International A-Class Film Festival.
At the award ceremony, Zhou Hao, the producer of the movie “Snow Leopard”, joined hands with the three leading actors of the movie, Jinba, Xiong Ziqi and Tsai Ding Tashi. On behalf of all the members of the film crew in front of and behind the scenes, he thanked the Tokyo International Film Festival and the judges for their support of the film. affim. He said that the best film award is the best consolation for director Wanma Tseden’s soul in heaven.
At the same time, the producer also took this opportunity to review the filmmaking career of director Pma Tseden. He said that director Pma Tseden is the undisputed leader of Tibetan-language films in the world and the pioneer of Tibetan mother-tongue films. Director Wanma Tseden consciously injects the genes of avant-garde literature into his films because of his experience in writing novels. His nearly two decades of directing practice has carved out his own film territory in the world’s film landscape. From his early hometown trilogy “The Silent Mani Stone”, “Searching for Wisdom and Beauty” and “Old Dog” to his latest work “Snow Leopard”, director Wanma Tseden has been making continuous breakthroughs in film language and form. . And “Snow Leopard” is a double breakthrough for director Wanma Tseden.
The movie “Snow Leopard” is produced by Wang Lei and is executive produced by Cai Duo. It stars Jinba, Xiong Ziqi, and Cai Ding Tashi, with Wang Zhuocuo as a special guest. It is shot by Belgian young photography director Matthias Delvaux and is directed by special effects director Zhan Hansu. , special effects directors Zhang Beipeng, Fang Xiaobin and other Chinese teams formed the visual effects production team.
In terms of creation, “Snow Leopard” not only continues the realistic techniques that director Wanma Tseden is good at to show the description of Tibetan humanities and ecology, but also presents imaginative and surreal pictures in the audio-visual dimension. The film was launched when the COVID-19 epidemic was at its most raging. It took 3 years from production to completion. Based on the incident of “snow leopards killed nine goats”, it explores the surreal interaction between humans and animals in which they both coexist and compete with each other. The way of coexistence between nature and animals. Director Wanma Tseden placed the source of compassion for the harmonious coexistence of “people and creatures” and the roots of desire that ordinary people show when they face practical problems such as livelihood, and placed them in the majestic and holy snow-capped mountains, causing them to constantly entangle and collide. In a world where reincarnation and fate are intertwined, how people in deep real dilemmas should make choices is a universal proposition that director Wanma Tseden leaves to the audience with a compassionate heart.
In terms of production, the film used high-industrial-level CG technology on a large scale for the first time to create the first high-definition digital image of snow leopards in China and even the world. At the same time, director Wanma Tseden used his unique black-and-white imaging technique to distinguish reality. The world and the spiritual world allow the audience to jump repeatedly between the economic level and the moral level, reflecting the struggle and entanglement between the self and the superego. The shaky hand-held camera conceals the restlessness of the process of intensifying conflicts. It seems to be an accident, but in fact it is the reincarnation of fate. The presentation of a large panorama creates a bystander’s perspective and records observations quietly, which is an expression of deep affection under restraint. The superb artistic techniques make the film more artistic value, making it an ethereal and pure visual feast.
As the core of the dramatic conflict in this film, the role of actor Kimba is an explicit representation of the entanglement and confrontation between the spirit of compassion and worldly desires. There are large sections of high-concentration language scenes like “line bombs” that push the contradictory emotions to the forefront. At the highest point, every complex aspect of human nature, such as love and hate for Snow Leopard, responsibility and burden for family, and the character’s kindness, is immersed in a exquisite and silent performance with rich layers, and Kimba finally The eruption is more like a volcanic eruption, pushing everything to a climax.
The film “Snow Leopard” is produced by Fu Ruoqing, Nan Ji, Zhu Liqing, Zhou Hao, Wanma Caidan, and Gong Yu. Dege Cairang serves as the sound director and composer, Dou Zedong serves as the art director, and the editing director is Jin Dy. The color director is Fu Shu. At the same time, it gathered Lobsang Chunpei, Genden Phuntsog, Genden, Dang Haoyu, Jiuxian Tairang, Gadou Tashi, Dechen Yangzong, Juqiong Khyentse, etc., who have collaborated with director Wanma Tseden many times. It was filmed in the Sanjiangyuan National Wetland Park in Maduo County, Qinghai Province. The location is called “Donggezona Lake” in Tibetan, which means a lake surrounded by a thousand mountains. The scenery is magnificent, and this This national wetland park is also the habitat of many endangered species such as snow leopards.
The movie “Snow Leopard” is produced by China Film Co., Ltd., Beijing Nanji Film Co., Ltd., Beijing Forbidden City Film Co., Ltd., Beijing Hot Opening Culture Media Co., Ltd., Qinghai Manishi Film Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Niubi Film Co., Ltd., Produced by iQiyi Pictures (Beijing) Co., Ltd., Beijing Ketwei Culture Development Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Hixi E-Commerce Co., Ltd., Aranya Film and Television Culture Co., Ltd., Shanghai Fangtan Culture Development Co., Ltd., and Beijing Movie Time Pictures Co., Ltd., and jointly produced by Qinghai Manishi Film Co., Ltd. and China Academy of Art Film and Television Media Co., Ltd.