Urban Factory - If Only I Could Hibernate
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If Only I Could Hibernate

By Zoljargal Purevdash

Country: France, Mongolia

Language: Mongolian

Original title: If Only I Could Hibernate

Director: Zoljargal Purevdash

Production year: 2023

Runtime: 01h36

Production company: (Fr) Amygdala Films, Urban Factory

Ulzii, a teenager from an underprivileged neighborhood in Ulaanbaatar, is determined to win a physics science competition in order to secure a scholarship. His illiterate mother finds a job in the countryside, leaving him, his brother, and sister alone in the midst of winter. Ulzii wanders at night in search of items to burn for warmth, all while preparing for the national competition.

Festival de Cannes 2023 – Un Certain Regard

Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2023 – Horizons

Jerusalem Film Festival 2023 – First Feature Competition (Special Mention)

Busan International Film Festival 2023 – A Window On Asian Cinema