Snow Leopard

Xue bao

A still from Snow Leopard.
(c) Mani Stone Pictures, Beijing Nanji Film Co Ltd, Dzona Pictures, DIGIK 2

VERDICT: Rural herders, urbanite journalists and a young monk consider the fate of a captured, livestock-ravaging wild animal in “Snow Leopard”, an affective, nuanced and multilayered film bowing out of competition at Venice four months after the death of its Tibetan director Pema Tseden.

Pema Tseden’s Snow Leopard (Xue bao) is at once a gritty social-realist drama about the economic h
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