I could go on and on about this film. I could make many emotional references using words like values, beliefs, true nature, moving, heartwarming, funny, touching, yearnful. I could tell you about how I fell in love with the family, the children, the country, the life . . .
But because the film is so unobtrusive and modest, I’ll spare you the over-emotional expressions that you’ve come to
know and love about me expect from me and I’ll just say is that it’s a very beautiful and spiritual film about the everyday life of a gentle and hard-working Mongolian nomad family living in uncertain times with their way of life being threatened by the ongoing and *often forced migration of other nomads to the towns and cities.
I watched it with my eight-year-old son and he loved it too. He laughed at the little children and he asked a million questions regarding references to reincarnation.
*Hat tip to this post.