Himalaya is a breathtakingly beautiful film, and that’s just the start of it. The cinematography is exquisite and some of the shots are truly stunning. How ever did they film some of those shots? I suppose with such breathtaking scenery, it would be pretty hard to make an ugly film. Even so, this is one beautiful film. Although his IMDB credits are quite slim, director Eric Valli clearly knows what he’s doing with the pace of this film. He’s taken his time with the shots, letting the movie sink into you. The writing is great, very understated and mellow. A cast of mainly non-actors delivers a Bollywood-shaming masterclass in restraint and expression although since they’re speaking a language I don’t understand, I’m not sure I’m sure about this :-).
What I loved most about this film was the way (for the most part) each scene said what it said without having to say what it said. The storyline isn’t great though. The “demons path” device and the fully-resolved ending kind of turned me off a little bit, but then one can’t always have everything.