If Only I Could Hibernate (Baavgai Bolohson)
Ulizii is a teenage boy who lives in the yurt area of Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar. He’s also a physics genius who is determined to win a science competition to secure a university scholarship. But when his alcoholic mother finds a job in the countryside, she leaves him and his younger siblings to face a harsh winter by themselves. Ulzii will have to take a risky job to look after them all and survive the winter any way they can.
An assured debut feature with stunning young performances delivers the poignant message that the greatest solution to poverty is education. FC