WFC Mongolia: Шар нохойн там

The children in this film are wonderful. The adult actors are more variable, but they’re fine.

Lots of beautiful scenery and a very vague storyline makes this a very endearing film. It’s such an unassuming film: Nothing very dramatic happens, but it’s so enjoyable to watch. While it isn’t a masterpiece or anything, it’s kinda perfect the way it is.

(I’m watching the “making of” documentary now that I’m editing the screenshots (YES I DO THAT), and it becomes clear why the film seems so real. Because it kinda is. The director explains that she had a treatment for an outline for a film, but then they filmed a family going about their daily life and kinda wove bits of that treatment into their lives, sort of. So it’s half improvised, half real and half scripted. That’s a lot of halves, but it’s a very good film.)

The Cave of the Yellow Dog. Byambasuren Davaa. 2005. Mongolia.


  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 part gin
  • 1 part rum
  • 1 part orange liqueur
  • 1 part banana liqueur
  • 1 part melon liqueur
  • 2 parts orange juice
  • 2 parts grapefruit juice
  • 2 parts apple juice
  • a splash of grenadine syrup

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled highball glass.

Man, that’s a lot of ingredients. Totally not worth it.

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