The Story of the Weeping Camel
aka Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel
Directors: Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni. "Narrative Documentary." Follows the attempts of a family of Mongolian herders to save the life of an infant camel whose mother has refused to acknowledge it. Featuring Ikhbayar Amgaabazar, Odgerel Ayusch, Enkhbulgan Ikhbayar, Uuganbaatar Ikhbayar, Guntbaatar Ikhbayar, Janchiv Ayurzana, Chimed Ohin, Zeveljamz Nyam, Amgaabazar Gonson, Munkhbayar Lhagava. Screenplay: Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni.

Twitter Capsule: Blurry line between generic experiment and faked documentary, but it's very winning. Show your kids.

VOR:   Movie's appeal is definitely strongest while you watch. Memories fade and questions proliferate as time goes on. Hooves of clay, maybe.

Photo © 2003 Mongolkino/Hochschule für Fernsehen
und Film München, © 2004 THINKFilm

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Documentary Feature

Other Awards:
Directors Guild of America: Best Director (Documentary)

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