Remote Control
Filmfest 2014

Tsog, a teenage boy from Mongolia, sells milk in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. When he is back in his village, he tries to flee the quarrels at home. His hero is a young monk who, legend has it, was persecuted because he found out how to fly. Tsog recreates his hero's adventures in a home-made flip book cartoon.
One day, Tsog decides to camp out on the roof of a block of flats. A young woman who is just as dissatisfied with her lot as Tsog lives opposite – but she doesn't dare to fly. Tsog incorporates her into his dreams, although he daren't actually approach her. Nevertheless, he tries to make contact using a stolen remote control and his skill at drawing.

"The story is a metaphor for the changes taking place in Mongolia."
Byamba Sakhya

tags: Society, Youth/ Coming of Age, Cultural Conflict, Nature, Journey, Feature film

Cast: Baasandorj Enkhtaivan, Bayarmaa Nergui, Ganbaatar Chagnaadorj


Screenplay: Byamba Sakhya

Director of Photography: Charles Libin

Film Editor: Byamba Sakhya, Naomi Spirio

Composer: Sansar Sangidorj

Production Designer: Ariunsaikhan Davaakhuu

Costume Design: Battsengel Erdenebat

Sound: Abigail Savage

Producer: Ariuuna Tserenpil

Production Company: Guru Media

Co-Producer: Heino Deckert

World Sales: Deckert Distribution

Director: Byamba Sakhya