• Film ID:
  • 11745
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=87 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Mongolia.Germany.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Mongolian.
THE STORY OF THE WEEPING CAMEL (2004)
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Based on an educational movie that Byambasuren Davaa saw as a child, The Story of a Weeping Camel traces the efforts of a family of herders to goad and cajole a mother camel into accepting her rejected newborn. As hope begins to fade, a last ditch attempt finds two of the youngest family members crossing the sandstorm-swept Gobi desert in search of a music professor who, it is hoped, will perform an ancient musical ritual to sooth the troubled beast. Without a central character, and with a narrative that seems to evolve rather than being driven, you could be forgiven for thinking that this was a documentary a stylistic feature which enforces the timeless scenes that are played out in the aching reeded winds of the endless desert. A beautiful, magical tale.
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