If only I could hibernate

By Zoljargal Purevdash 2023 98

Ulzii, a teenager from a poor neighbourhood in Ulaanbaatar, is determinated to win a sciences-physics competition to get a scholarship. His illiterate mother finds a job in the countryside, leaving him and his brother and sister in the middle of winter. Ulzii wanders around at night looking for things to burn for heat while preparing for the national competition.

(Fr) 2023 – Festival de Cannes, Un Certain Regard

2023 – Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Original title: If only I could hibernate

Director: Zoljargal Purevdash

Production company: (Fr) Amygdala Films, Urban Factory

Country: France, Mongolia

Production year: 2023

Language: Mongolian

Runtime: 98