The Butter Lamp of Yak

An itinerant photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads families to take their picture against diverse and more or less exotic backgrounds. This effort creates a colorful, amusing and a bit unsettling kaleidoscope.

  • France, China
  • 2013, 16 min
  • Director: Wei Hu
  • Director of photography: Jean Legrand, Stéphane Degnieau
  • Editor: Hu Wei
  • Screenplay: Wei Hu, Genden Punstock
  • Cast: Genden Punstock
  • Producer: Julien Féret
  • Production: AMA Productions

Wei Hu

Hu Wei (b. 1983, China) studied film and visual ATS first in China and thein in France at La Fémis, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts and at Le Fresnoy. The Butter Lamp of Yak (2013) is his second short film and premiered at La Semaine de la Critique at the festival in Cannes 2013.