Film Synopsis

Drolma, begins her long pilgrimage to the holy city of Lhasa on foot in spite of her husband Dorje’s opposition to the idea. Dorje trails her in his car, pleading with her that she is too sick, but she has concealed the true seriousness of her life-threatening illness from him. She wishes not to ask for a religious miracle, rather just for good health. Her trek is difficult due to bad weather and she is physically exhausted by the ancient, daunting months-long journey. And then in the long process of their arduous expedition to Lhasa, nestled among the mountaintops deep within Tibet, the secrets that Drolma has kept hidden from Dorje are uncovered.


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