China 2021, 85 min, Tibetan, Hebrew & English subtitles

When the snows settle on the vast Tibetan Plateau, 20 thousand nuns leave the monastery for their annual winter retreat. For one hundred days they wander out in the extreme cold, carrying tiny wooden cubic structures on their backs, erecting them and taking them apart again and again. Each cube is a little house, the nuns’ only shelter until the snows melt. Their grueling physical and spiritual journey is a learning process. The nuns spend their time struggling with profound matters of faith, life and death, suffering and healing. Some grow stronger in their faith, others have no choice but to quit. The camera follows the nuns so closely that the depths of their inner landscapes almost seem to become one with Tibet’s mesmerizing snowy expanse.

Presented with the support of the China Cultural Center in Tel Aviv.

Previous Festivals: New Directors/New Films, DOKUFEST

Official Website

Buy Tickets
Screening Schedule:
  • Sun 29.05 | 14:30 | Cinematheque 1
  • Wed 01.06 | 10:15 | Cinematheque 1
  • Watch Online | The film will be available From May 26th until June 5th

Huaqing JIN has directed films like Living with Shame, Blossom with Tears, Lament of Yumen, The Endless Road etc, received 55 awards in international film festivals such as 33th Tehran International Short Film Festival Best Documentary, 7th Green Film Festival in Seoul Best Film, 9th Mexico City International Film Festival Best TV documentary, Best Documentary at the 33rd Tehran International Short Film Festival. Nominated for the 8th Taiwan International Documentary Biennale, 2nd Korea DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, 41st Finland Tampere Film Festival, etc; Have been film festival jury such as the jury of 21st Asian International Film Festival in Vesoul NETPAC, the documentary jury in 31st Herceg Novi - Montenegro International Film Festival. Huaqing JIN is also a creative tutor in 6 universities in China such as Zhejiang Media University Cultural Creative College.

Production: Tutu Li, Enxy Wu
Production Company: Jin Huaqing Studio
Editing & Cinematography: Huaqing Jin

Source: Autlook Films

Supporters & Broadcasters: China Cultural Center in Tel Aviv