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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Tuya's Marriage

Tuya's Marriage
Tuya's Marriage (Music Box Films)

Last February mainland Chinese director Wang Quanan won the Berlin Film Festival's top honor, the Golden Bear, for his latest film Tuya's Marriage (opened July 11 at Landmark's Ken Cinema). Set in Inner Mongolia, the film focuses on hardworking woman who tries to provide for her two children and crippled husband. After winning the award, Wang said, "A very beautiful dream has become reality for me here. Perhaps this is the last glance at the herds people of the region. Ultimately they are going to disappear into the cities. I think that it is important, particularly in this time when the economy is booming, to ponder and reflect on what we're losing." And this tough, lovely film will be disappearing fast as well, its run ends July.

Max
July 18, 2008 at 06:04 AM
Sounds quite a bit heavier than Mongolian Ping Pong or even Kekexili/Mountain Patrol. I find it interesting that there are more movies set or about Mongolia the last few years. It's not unlike a few years back when a lot of Iranian films were coming across. I don't know what to make of this.

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Beth Accomando
July 18, 2008 at 07:08 AM
Maybe it's the Mongolian New Wave!