DIRECTOR: Byambasuren Davaa
MONGOLIA / 2020
FRI 1 – SUN 17 MAY 2020
RUNNING TIME: 100 MINS
The mountain spirit exists. If you believe in him with all your heart, he’ll give you all kinds of power.
Nominated Generation 2020 – Internationale Filmfestpiele Berlin
Eleven-year-old Amra has grown up on the wild Mongolian steppes, the favourite son of his nomad herder father. His life revolves around two key things – watching YouTube movies of online singing sensations with his school friends, and helping his family herd their sheep and goats in the face of a cruel yet beautiful landscape. But he has another, secret ambition – to appear on TV, as a contestant in Mongolia’s Got Talent. As his childhood passes serenely by, his family becomes increasingly worried over plans by international mining companies to exploit their traditional grazing lands for gold mining. Then, another blow to his calm and predictable life leaves the family at the mercy of powerful outside forces. Pushed into abandoning his childhood fantasies, he struggles with his mother Zaya to fight against the would-be environmental marauders in the only way he knows how – by singing his heart out in honour of his father. Truly uplifting.
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