Monday, March 02, 2009


A magic realism tale set in contemporary Mongolia has a young shepherd Bagi (Batzul Khayankhyarvaa) at its center. Supposed to posses powers bequeath to him by his ancestors, he finds them manifesting itself even stronger in the mining village his family is uprooted to from their rural yurt. A lot of this is thanks to a beautiful coal thief (Tsetsegee Byamba) whom he literally finds buried like a diamond in a coal heap. A mythical story that is so abstract that I found it hard to keep my mind from wandering.

Rating: * +

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