Many aspire to produce valuable content though original Mongolian films, which are obviously presented in the cinemas here. These original products differ in theme areas ranging from historical fiction, romance, thriller, philosophy, action and the most popular being comedy (Mongolians have a great fondness for humour).
The Story of the Weeping Camel
The most exciting movies of this century are “The Story of the Weeping Camel” (the plot is about a family of nomadic shepherds in the Gobi Desert trying to save the life of a rare white Bactrian camel calf after it was rejected by its mother; a nominee for an Oscar in the category Best Documentary at the 77th Academy Awards, International Film Critics Award, 2004 San Francisco International Film Festival, White Camel Award, 2006 Sahara International Film Festival);
“Aravt” (reveals the story about Chinggis Khaan’s adoptions of little boys from defeated tribes and how he let his mother Oulen raise them into Chinggis’ most loyal guardians/brothers);
“The Cave of the Yellow Dog”; “Two Horses Of Genghis Khan”; “The Eagle Huntress”; “Khadak”; “Wolf Totem”; etc. Aside from visual masterpieces reflecting the traditional and cultural side of Mongolia, there are tons of incredibly modern films as well.
In the past decade or so, quite a few new cinemas have been founded and are still far from running short of customers. Movie theatres air the latest and hottest films from around the world – from the U.S., the U.K., South Korea, Russia, China and so forth. Yes, this nation has the full chance to enjoy Black Panther, Avengers, and many other films with the comfort of Mongolian subtitles. Mongolians seem to adore cinematography and visually told stories: foreign and local.
Movie theatres are the “big thing” especially in Ulaanbaatar. The rapidly modernising film industry is blazing up the UB cinemas with the films from around the globe and from the heart of Mongolia. “3… 2… 1”