Thursday, November 9, 2006
Tonight, I went to a pre-screening of a new Mongolian film "The Cave of the Yellow Dog."
This film is from the same director of "The Story of the Weeping Camel." It's again in a docdrama format, but more a drama this time, which is a good move.
"The Cave of the Yellow Dog" tells us a story of a Mongolian family living in isolated remote mountains. The eldest little girl found a dog, and she wants to keep the dog. But her father fears that the dog might draw foxes to their sheep, so he wants the girl to get rid of the dog. Can she keep the dog?
Well, it's not really that important if she can keep the dog. That shouldn't be the reason one goes to see this film.
Instead, it's simply fascinating to observe the daily lives in this family watching this film. It's like living on another planet. It's amazing to see how self-sufficient they are and how little they contribute to the global warming.
When I see the young couple break down their home and load all their belongs on trailers powered by cows, I gasped. They did that without any help from others. Maybe the film crew did help outside the camera? And they have three very young children.
How did they do it?! They can assemble their entire home easier and faster than I put together a cabinet I bought from IKEA.
Watching young children playing around with animals are always cute. When they do that with a breathtaking background, it makes me want to move over to Mongolia. On the second thought, maybe not.
My rating: 7 out of 10.