Khadak

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4 out of 5 stars
A seizure-prone young shepherd (Khayankhyarvaa) and his family are forced by the government to abandon their traditional nomadic lifestyle for a modern, workaday existence in this experimental feature from Mongolia. Largely forsaking Western-style linearity for a more visionary mode, Khadak doesnโ€™t so much depict the trauma of displacement as embody it, channeling its political rage into stark, frontal compositions and jarring formal breaks, including a dissonant music-video number. Ultimately less concerned with individuals than with the land itself, the film captures the icy vastness of the Mongolian steppes with a surreal grandeur that occasionally recalls Werner Herzog.

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Release details

Rated:
NR
Duration:
104 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Screenwriter:
Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Cast:
Batzul Khayankhyarvaa
Tsetsegee Byamba
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