The Cave of the Yellow Dog (Die Höhle des gelben Hundes)
Mongolia, the land of the nomads. We meet a little girl, Nansal, who becomes friends with a stray dog she finds. Her father is against this newly established relationship, concerned about the future, when the family will have to pack up the yurts and head off to a new location. But he changes his mind when the dog, Zochor, saves the life of Nansal’s brother... A simple story of a young family brings the lives of nomadic children closer to us – we learn about their games and the course of their everyday lives. The presentation of a children’s film from a distant land provides an exceptional opportunity for that familiar story of the instant bond between a child and a pet to be told from a different perspective, and which allows children from a different context to nevertheless identify with those seen in the film.
The Cave of the Yellow Dog won several awards at various festivals (Bratislava International Film Festival 2005, Grand Prix; German Film Awards 2006, Award for Best Children's Picture; Hamptons International Film Festival 2005, best narrative feature film; Munich Film Festival 2005, Audience Award, etc.
Directed and written by: Byambasuren Davaa; Cast: Urjindorjyn Batchuluun, Buyandulamyn Daramdadi, Batchuluuny Nansal, Batchuluuny Batbayar; Country: Germany/Mongolia; Duration: 93’; Language: Mongolian, Slovene subtitles; Producer: Stephan Schesch; Organization: City of Women; Co-organization: Kinodvor;
Additional activity: Nomads live in tents. If you wish to help us build a tent, you are welcome to join us in the playful Sesame Corner on Sunday, 18th October in the Kinodvor cafe between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.