Prince of the Himalayas
|Wednesday, October 31|
New American Filmmakers National Film Tour
Presented by the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Vilcek Foundation
The NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS National Film Tour is a touring package of films produced by innovative, cutting-edge American immigrant filmmakers over the last five years. The mission of the NAF Tour is to highlight the contributions of gifted immigrant filmmakers to contemporary American cinema.
Directed by Sherwood Hu
Tibetan w/English Subtitles
Prince Lhamoklodan learns of his father’s mysterious death and returns home to find his uncle has taken the throne – and the widowed queen. The dead emperor’s son wants revenge, but how can he exact it without devastating his mother? In the struggle to face his destiny and fight his demons, a new king is born. Set in ancient Tibet, THE PRINCE OF THE HIMALAYAS is a visually ravishing historical epic with stunning scenery, rich color, and lush costuming. Setting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a completely new context is richly suggestive of the play’s enduring relevance for the modern world. As the proto-typical tale of oedipal anxiety, or of the terrifying possibilities of taking action in the social world, this film re-invents and refreshes a story we thought we knew.