Celestial Camel


The Main 5 Sat, Apr 9, 2016 1:00 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Sun, Apr 17, 2016 12:30 PM
The Main 5 Sat, Apr 23, 2016 1:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Original Title:Nebesnyj verbljud
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Festival Programs:- Childish Films
Family Friendly
Road Movie
Release Year:2015
Runtime:90 min
Kalmyk (Mongolian)
(with English subtitles)
Print Source:House of Film
Director:Yury Feting
Producer:Irina Plisko
Cinematographer:Anton Zhabin
Screenwriter:Yuriy Feting
Elzyata Mandzhieva
Editor:Leda Semyonova
Composer:Maksim Koshevarov
Principal Cast:Mikhail Gasanov
Petr Novikov
Danzan Badrashkiev
Irina Hurgunova
Batr Mandzhiev
Baira Mandzhieva
Khongr Abushinov
Tseden Konaev
Vitaliy Makhov
Viktor Sukhorukov
Olga Abushinova
Filmography:Bibinur ('09)
Myths of My Childhood ('05)


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A mesmerizing journey of love, loyalty, and magic begins with the auspicious arrival of a white camel, born under the camel-shaped cloud bringing good luck. Preparing for a new baby themselves, the nomadic Mongolian family must sell the young ‘celestial camel’ to pay a debt. When 12 year-old Bayir is left in charge, the unstoppable mother camel escapes to chase after her calf. Bayir follows her across the Kalmykian steppe on an oversized motorcycle, encountering Buddhist monks summoning the rain, a young girl, and a wayward teen circus performer. The often surprising adventures of an endearing Mongolian boy and his camels weave an enthralling, classic and timeless tale. For ages 10+.


"This is a children’s fairytale that grows out of local myths but ends up as a universal and surprisingly mature take on family responsibility, mortality and magic." - Calvert Journal