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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

"SOUL ON A STRING" Available on VOD June 6th


“Visually stunning….The landscape of Tibet has rarely looked so striking.” – David D'Arcy, Screen Daily

May 26, 2017 (New York, NY) Film Movement, the New York-based distributor of independent, foreign and documentary films, is pleased to announce that Zhang Yang’s “Tibetan Western,” SOUL ON A STRING, will be available on cable VOD on June 6th.

SOULSOUL ON A STRING is a film about a young Tibetan wanderer’s journey to return a sacred stone to its holy origins. Director Zhang Yang (PATHS OF THE SOUL) serves up “picturesque visuals, highland-dry humor, and karmic plot twists,” notes Variety, in a film that has been described as a “Tibetan Western.”  Also called “a panoramic masterpiece (Willamette Week); “a beautiful and thought-provoking work” (The Skinny), and “richly textured” and “breathtaking” (Hey U Guys), SOUL ON A STRING won the award for Best Cinematography at the 2016 Shanghai International Film Festival.

After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a slain deer, Taibei, a young Tibetan wanderer, embarks on a mission to bring it back to the holy mountain of Buddha’s handprint. His journey proves to be long and difficult as black market traders seek the priceless artifact for themselves and two brothers – Kodi and Guori – seek revenge for the murder of their father. Joining him on the journey is an obstinate woman, Joan, and a psychic elf, Pu, but the trio’s earthly conflict is suddenly thrown off course by strange and mystical events.

Holdover on-demand programming in June will also include APPRENTICE, Singapore’s 2016 Academy Award submission directed by emerging Asian talent Junfeng Boo.  The critically acclaimed thriller about capital punishment was called “One of 2017’s real foreign language highlights” by Josh Brunsting of Criterion Cast.

SOUL ON A STRING will be available on June 6th on cable VOD providers Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Time Warner Spectrum, Cox Communications, Verizon and other providers.  The film will be available for digital VOD on September 12th via partners like iTunes, Amazon and Vudu.

New to On Demand this Month:
SOUL ON A STRING -- premieres June 6th, 2017– View Trailer
Directed by Zhang Yang. Written by Tashi Dawa and Zhang Yang. Produced by Zhang Yang. Starring Kimba, Qui Ciren, and Siano Dudiom. China. Drama. A Film Movement Release.

Holdover Title on Cable and Digital VOD:
APPRENTICE – View Trailer
Directed and written by Junfeng Boo. Produced by Fran Borgia, Raymond Phathanavirangoon and Fong Cheng Tan. Starring Firdaus Rahman, Wan Hanafi Su and Mastura Ahmad. Singapore. Thriller. A Film Movement Release.

About Film Movement
Celebrating its 15th year, Film Movement is a North American distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films based in New York City.  Film Movement has released more than 250 feature films and shorts culled from prestigious film festivals worldwide, and last year it had its first Academy Award-nominated film, Naji Abu Nowar’s THEEB. Film Movement’s theatrical distribution strategy has evolved to include promising American independent films, documentaries, and an even stronger slate of foreign art house titles.  Its catalog includes titles by directors such as Hirokazu Koreeda, Maren Ade, Jessica Hausner, Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrzej Wajda, Diane Kurys, Ciro Guerra and Melanie Laurent. In 2015, Film Movement launched its reissue label Film Movement Classics, featuring new restorations released theatrically as well as on Blu-ray and DVD, including films by such noted directors as Eric Rohmer, Peter Greenaway, Bille August, Marleen Gorris, Takeshi Kitano, Arturo Ripstein, and Ettore Scola. For more information, please visit


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