BEST OF THE FEST : Cave of the Yellow Dog
When Nansal, the oldest daughter of a Mongolian nomad family Finds a small dog one day and brings it home, her father refuses to let her keep it, believing that it will bring bad luck. Set far out on the Mongolian plains, the Film weaves the small drama of a daughter's dilemma of whether to abandon the dog or defy her father. The Cave of the Yellow Dog tells the story of the age-old bond between man and dog, a bond which experiences a new twist through the eternal cycle of reincarnation in Mongolia. Featuring a real-life family and following much of their daily existence, Byambasuren's follow-up to her Oscar nominated Film The Story of the Weeping Camel is a beguiling mix of documentary and drama told with a naturalistic pace that shows the simple beauty inherent in the family's quiet life.
Byambasuren Davaa was born in 1971 in Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia. From 1989 to 1994 she worked as a speaker and assistant director for Mongolia's Public TV. From 1995 to 1998 she attended the Film Academy in Ulaanbaatar. Since October 2000 she has been studying at Munich's Academy of Television & Film (HFF/M) in the documentary department. Her films include: the documentaries One World, Two Economies (1993), Das orange Pferd (1999), Wunsch (2001), Unterwegs, Portrait of a Girl (2003), The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003) which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Documentary Feature.
Producer: Stefan Schesch Screenwriter: Byambasuren Davaa Cinematographer: Daniel Schnauer Editor: Sarah Clara Weber Music: Brte Cast: Babbayar Batchuluun, Nansal Batchuluun, Nansalmaa Batchuluun, Buyandulam Daramdadi, Batchuluun Urjindorj
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