Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan & India

Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan & India

The first installment of Filmatique’s Foreign Language Oscar Submissions series features films from Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and India.

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Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan & India
  • The Cave of the Yellow Dog

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    Byambasuren Davaa • Mongolia-Germany • 2005

    Nansal is the eldest daughter of a nomadic family. One the way home from school one day, she happens upon a black and white puppy, naming him Zochor (Spot). Her father immediately refuses to allow the dog to stay, however, fearing that i...

  • Court

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    Chaitanya Tamhane • 2014 • India

    A folk singer must navigate contemporary India's labyrinthine legal system.

    By day, Narayan Kamble teaches young children poetry at a local school; in the evenings he performs folk songs at political protests, lamenting the lack of social mobility...

  • Dukhtar

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    Afia Nathaniel • Pakistan • 2014 • A thrilling journey focalizing the social issue of child brides.

    Allah Rakhi lives in the Hunza Valley with her husband, a local tribal leader, and their ten-year-old daughter Zainab. Violence has plagued their community for some time, due to a ...

  • The Road to Mother

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    Akan Satayev • Kazakhstan • 2016

    1922. A boy, Ilyas, is born to a nomadic family in the Kazakh steps. Some years later, soldiers arrive to enforce Soviet the policy of collective farming, polarizing the community among those who welcome change, and those who don't. Ilyas's fami...

  • Tulpan

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    Sergey Dvortsevoy • 2008 • Kazakhstan

    Tulpan captures the rhythms of nomadic existence in a surreal and barren landscape, revealing a starkly beautiful, if not vanishing way of life

    Upon completion of his Russian naval service, Asa returns to the windswept Kazakhstani steppe wher...