HIgh in the desolate, windswept mountains of Tibet lives a shepherd named Thario (Shide Nyima). He tends his sheep and rides his motorcycle, passing his days in familiar routines far from the city lights. But when Tharlo travels to the city for an ID card and meets Yangtso (Yangshik Tso), a modern young hairdresser, his traditional life will forever change. Leading Tibetan auteur Pema Tseden (The Search, Old Dog) first wrote Tharlo's story as a novella. In adapting his spare and poignant short story for the screen, Tseden is at the height of his directorial powers, using just 84 meticulously composed shots to channel Tharlo's world into gorgeous vistas of black-and-white. Popular actor Shide Nyima makes his dramatic debut with a defining performance as the monastic title character, a role that Tseden wrote with him in mind; he is beautifully matched by Yangshik Tso as the object of Thalo's uneasy desire. An award winning, film festival and critical favorite. Tharlo brings its characters and their world to edgy, explosive life.