Mongolian cinema, originating in the Soviet industry, has only recently had a chance to bring the nation’s truth to the screen. Mongolia’s immediately recognisable landscapes, ancient and complex history and distinctive traditions are a gift to cinema.
Recent years have seen co-productions with other nations, such as the award-winning German co-production, ‘Cave of the Yellow Dog’ (2005), which, combining notes of realism and folklore, has earned fans around the world, and displayed Mongolia’s beautiful nomadic culture.
Recently ‘Passion’ (2011) Byamba Sakhya’s award winning documentary film, explored the past and present scape of Mongolian cinema. What we are witnessing is an emerging cinematic tradition, from a nation still in transition and its clear evolution is captivating to cinephiles globally.