- Original idea
Arūnas Matelis ...
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Studio Nominum ...
- Director of photography
Gerelsukh Otgon ...
- IDF Events
2011 Doc Launch ...
Lithuania, United Kingdom, 2011, 51 min, Digi Beta, DV, DVD, Portrait, Religion, Social Issues, Youth Documentary
A problematic 12 year-old Mongolian kid Galbatrakh (Galaa), who has no father, tries to survive in Mongolian ger (Mongolian house) district by selling goods at a black market, while skipping his school. However, one day his mother decides that Galaa should give it a try to became a lama, a Buddhist monk. This becomes boy’s dream and a plan for survival. Galaa visits Pethub, one of the most disciplined Buddhist monasteries in Mongolia, and tries to be accepted. In order to achieve this, he needs to study hard, get a permission from different high lamas and pass through complicated bureaucracy of the monastery. Will he succeed?
Arūnas Matelis, Lukas Trimonis
Jelena Goldbach, Arūnas Matelis
Director of photography:
Gerelsukh Otgon, Egle Vertelyte
LT-01104 Vilnius, Lithuania
27 Mortimer Street
W1T 3BL London , United Kingdom
4 High Street
KT7 0RY Thames Ditton, Surrey, United Kingdom
Scanorama Film Forum 2011, Vilnius, Lithuania
Indie Spirit Film Festival 2012, USA
TRT 2012 Awards, Turkey
International Vilnius Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris” 2012, Lithuania
Visions du Réel 2012 (Doc Outlook), Switzerland
Lithuanian Culture Fund, Studio Nominum, Wostok