Piano to Zanskar

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Film Info
Festival Encore
Running Time:86 min.
Director:Michal Sulima
Producer:Jarek Kotomski
Cinematographer:Michal Sulima
Print Source:Between Friends
Note Writer:Leah LoSchiavo


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view until 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 25.


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Opening on the vast and awesome landscape of the Himalayas, Piano to Zanskar is a journey in every sense of the word. Follow 65-year-old piano tuner Desmond “Gentle” O’Keefe, his young assistants Anna and Harald, a team of local Sherpas, and various yaks and ponies, as they travel across precarious and steep mountain paths beyond the Trans-Himalayan highway to reach the majestic and remote village of Lingshed to deliver a promised piano to the town. Shot in a hypnotic and meditative style that honors the odyssey as much as the destination, this beautiful document of a noble quest also ponders the increasing impact of modernity on ancient ways of life and the inevitable progression of time.

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Michal Sulima is a Warsaw-born film director and a graduate of Photography from University of the Arts London. Piano to Zanskar is his independent debut, marking an entrance into feature-length and documentary formats.