Xuan zang


During the Tang Dynasty's during the era of "Zhen Guan" (era name during rule of Emperor Taizong), the young Xuan Zang monk, in his quest for the knowledge in Buddhism, embarked on a journey to India, that is fraught with perils and dangers, natural disasters, and sees the sufferings of the common people. Soldiers gets in his way, his disciples betrays him, he struggles through deserts, runs short of food and water, all in the quest for Buddha's teachings. He finally arrives in India, and studies Buddhism in earnest. By the time he returns to China, he is already 50 years old.


Official Submission for Best Foreign Language Film - China

Genre: Drama, Biography

Country: China, India

Year: 2016

Duration: 90 minutes

Director: Jianqi Huo

Language(s): Chinese, Sanskrit

Subtitles: English subtitles

Producer: Wong Kar Wai

Screenplay: Jingzhi Zou

Cinematographer: Ming Sun

Editor: Weijie Cao

Sound Editing: Jun Chao

Principal Cast:  Xiaoming Huang, Zheng Xu, Purba Rgyal, Jin Luo, Kai Tan,