Friday, January 28, 2011

An Article on Mongolian Cinema

Good friend of mine Alicia Kish has recently written a pretty insightful article on Mongolian cinema for film.culture360.org. Read it here.

It is mainly about Byamba Sakhya, an inspirational contemporary cinematographer who's been successful at various film festivals, notably for State of Dog (which is embedded below in its entirety with English subtitles, from google videos). I remember it came out when I was just graduating from secondary school. It was waaaay ahead of its time. It instantly became a cult classic. It featured beat poet Galsansukh who's an another Mongolian I aspire to. The film's Belgian co-production definitely shows through with very avant-garde approach to its content.
A definite must-see.

/Heesco.