First screened in January 1998 / Most recently screened in September 2017
Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang, Tashi Dhondup, Tenzin Topjar, Tencho Gyalpo, Tsewang Migyur Khangsar, Tenzin Lodoe, Geshi Yeshi Gyatso, Losang Gyatso, Sonam Phuntsok, Gyatso Lukhang, Jigme Tsarong, Tenzin Trinley, Jamyang Tenzin, Henry Yuk, Robert Lin, Ngawang Kaldan, Jurme Wangda, Jampa Lungtok. Screenplay: Melissa Mathison.

Twitter Capsule: At times too detached; being in English doesn't help. But mostly an ambitious merging of the historical and the spiritual.

VOR:   All three of Scorsese's spiritual epics have in common their extraordinary commitment to difficult, impalpable subjects and their mighty ambitions.

Photo © 1997 Touchstone Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins
Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti; Francesca Lo Schiavo
Best Costume Design: Dante Ferretti
Best Original Score: Philip Glass

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Original Score: Philip Glass

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Original Score
National Society of Film Critics: Best Cinematography
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Cinematography

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