Set in Tibet, this adventure blending Buddhist spiritual elements with classic Western motifs follows a lonely hunter who discovers a sacred stone in the mouth of a deer he just killed. Thoughtful and philosophical with a surprising sardonic streak, Soul on a String achieves an impressive balance between Eastern teachings and typical Western themes.
“After being hit by a thunderbolt, [the hunter] is revived by a lama and told to take the stone to Palm Print Mountain as penance to cleanse his many sins. The difficult journey attracts an odd bunch of followers: Pu (Yizi Danzeng), a mute scalawag with psychic powers; Gedan (Siano Dudiom Zahi), a mysterious stalker; Zandui (Solange Nima), a wanderer with a wondrously daffy dog.” —Variety
Enhance your experience! Before you see the film, visit our neighbors Asia Society Texas to see an intricate mandala sand painting being constructed by Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery. Learn more about the August 10–13 event.
► Parking update: A new underground parking garage, located at 5101 Montrose, is now open. Learn more about changes to visitor parking and plan ahead for your visit.