REMOTE CONTROL Unclassified 18+
"Excellent … part Buddhist parable, part social-realist drama, Remote Control exposes both the divides and the invisible interconnectedness in a nation undergoing rapid modernisation." – Sight and Sound
Tsog is a teenage boy from a nomadic family, selling milk in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator. Camping out on the roof of a building, he becomes infatuated with a beautiful woman who lives in the apartment block opposite, and begins to imagine a new life for them, together. But being too afraid to approach her in person, he instead tries to make contact with her through her TV, using a stolen remote control.
Co-winner of the New Currents Award at the Busan International Film Festival, Remote Control is the affably engaging debut feature from documentary director Byamba Sakhya. As much a poetic coming-of-age story as it is a parable for the modernisation of Mongolia, it's a touching, visually sensational urban bucolic about going after your dreams.
"A sharply observed portrait of the tensions between city and country, reality and fiction." – Busan Film Festival jury
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