Special Screenings


Edition: QCinema 2018
Country:   China
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
TRT: 115m
Rating: PG


Ala Changso is the transliteration of a Tibetan folk song’s title meaning please drink up this cup of good wine. It tells the story of a woman who conceals her illness and the secret between her and her ex-husband and decides to go on a pilgrimage to Lhasa. The long pilgrimage reveals her inner secrets one by one. These secrets include entanglements and perplexities of love, morality, responsibility and belief between her and her ex-husband and between her and her second husband.

Sonthar Gyal
Tashi Dawa, Sonthar Gyal
Yungdrung Gyal, Nyima Sungsung, Sechok Gyal, Jinpa, Guru Tsetan, Zhang Wenqing
Jury Grand Prize, Best Screenplay, Shanghai International Film Festival 2018
Official Accounts

Sonthar Gyal

Born in the Tibetan region of Amdo, Sonthar Gyal grew up amongst shepherds in Qinghai Province in China. He developed an interest in film studied in Beijing Film Academy. He became a prominent member of the first generation of Tibetan filmmakers. His 2011 directing debut, The Sun Beaten Path, competed at Locarno Film Festival and won numerous awards from various international film festivals. His second feature River was selected at the Berlinale Generation in 2015.

Screening Schedule

  • 10/25 Thu
    1:00p Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8
  • 10/26 Fri
    3:30p Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8
  • 10/29 Mon
    3:30p Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8

Co-presented by

The Belt and Road Film Festival Alliance

Schedule subject to change, please check with the cinemas on the day of screening. Full schedule here.

The QCinema International Film Festival 2018 will be held on October 21-30, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines.