Lists by Eriko_Tsogo
The following entries include films that have, at some point, been disallowed for public viewing. I have ranked entries based on a combination of the nature of the ban and the critical reception and overall popularity of the film.
Cinema was first introduced to Mongolia in 1910. Better referred to as the 'Shadow Show' by the public, Mongolian cinema acquired much of its roots from Soviet influence following the revolution of 1921. Over a century later, the first national cinema theatre "Ard" was built and under the decision of the Council of Ministers, the first movie production company called "Mongol Kino" was created with Soviet assistance. In 1936, the first feature movie was directed with the technical aid from the Soviet "Lenfilm".
Throughout 1938-1939, Mongolia independently produced films such as "Norjmaa's Way" and "Wolves", establishing an influential nomadic image and essential grounds for future directors. During what is considered the Golden Age of Mongolian Cinema from the 1940's to late 60's, films directed by the famous Mongolian film director D.Jigjid, such as "Tsogt taij" (1945), "People's messenger" (1959), "Flood," "Son-in-law," and others became poignant classics in Mongolian cinema.
Film directors of a younger generation, such as H.Damdin, Ts.Navaan, Ch.Gombo, B.Baljinnyam, B.Sumhuu, and O.Urtnasan have also added their unique contributions to further the development of contemporary and classic Mongolian cinema.
The 1990s became a more dynamic period in the history of Mongolian cinema with around twenty private film studios that emerged between 1992 and 1997 producing more than one hundred feature films. Foreign relations with film companies have also continued to expand following in the footsteps of Mongolia's rapid globalization. Joint productions of both documentary and feature films with French, Japanese, Chinese, German and Mongolian film producers have successfully participated in various international film festivals with a select few that have gone to acquire universally prestigious acclaims.
The list below chronicles the most essential and noteworthy titles in Mongolian cinema directed by Mongolian directors, and feature/documentary films by foreign directors about/depicting the Mongolian culture dating from 1928-present.
Not Listed on IMDb: (in order by year of release)
-The Mongolian Boy (Монгол хүү) 1936 by Ilya Trauberg
-Norjmaa's Destiny (Норжмаагийн зам) 1938 by Temet Natsagdorj
-Wolf Pack (Сүрэг чоно) 1939 by T. Natsagdorj
-The Plague (Тарваган тахал) 1940 by Nachindorj
-Enemy of Line (Амьдралын дайсан) 1941 by Temet Natsagdorj
-The Incident on the Border (Хил дээр гарсан хэрэг) 1942 by M.Bold
-The Fearless Patriot (Аймшиггүй эх оронч) 1942 by M. Luvsanjamts
-Sukhbaatar (Сүхбаатар) 1942 by A. Zarhi, I. Hyoipits, Temet Natsagdorj, M. Bold
-Awakening (Сэрэлт) 1957 by S. Genden
-One of the People (Түмний нэг) 1962 by G. Jigjid
-Нүгэл буян 1963 by D. Chimed-Osor
-Хүний мөр 1965 by G. Jigjid
-Khurgen khuu (Хүргэн хүү) 1971 by G. Jigjid
-Анхны хайрын дууль 1975 by B. Sumhuu
-Хүний сайхан сэтгэл 1980 by B. Narnaidorj
-Говийн зэрэглээ 1980 by R. Dorjpalam
-Таньруу нүүж явна 1984 by B. Baljinyam
-Би Чамд Хайртай 1985 by B. Baljinyam
-Сүүдэр 1986 by B. Baljinyam
-Iluu Sartai Zun (Extended Summer) 1987 by S. Jargalsaikhan
-Амьдралын нахиа 1988 by Kh. Damdin
-Mandukhai The Wise Queen (Мандухай Цэцэн Хатан) 1989 by B. Baljinnyam
-Мартагдсан дууль 1989 by J. Selengesuren
-Сэрүүн дуганы мөхөл 1989 by B. Damcha
-Хүн чулууны нулимс 1990 by G. Jigjid
-Бүлээн нурам 1990 by G. Jigjid
-Амин мөр 1991 by G. Jigjid
-Аргамжаа 1992 by N. Uranchimeg
-Чи нэг нь 1992 by P. Tsogzol
-Kheltgii Zaya (Хэлтгий заяа) 1993 by N. Gankhuyag
-Warm Ashes (Бүлээн нурам) 1993 by G. Jigjid
-Гал хам 1993 by Ts. Navaan
-City of the Steppes (Талын хот) 1993 by Peter Bronsens, D. Tormunkh
-Цахилж яваа гөрөөс 1993 by Ich. Nyamgavaa
-Домог жаргах цаг 1993 by N. Nyamdavaa
-Naran Urgakhiig Khuleekhgui (Наран ургахыг хүлээхгүй) 1997 by N. Gankhuyag
-Poets of Mongolia МОНГОЛЫН ДУУ 1999 by Peter Bronsens, Peter Kruger, S. Byamba
-Aлганы Xээ 2000 by J. Biinder
-My Beautiful Jinjiimaa (Жинжиймаа) 2008 by O. Mashbat
-Намираа (short film) 2011 by T. Munkh-Orgil
-Deja Vu (short film) 2011 by S. Myagmar
i like trash
if even for the torment,
to counteract through visual perversity
Emotions laid bare, in real time
These directors’ works are akin…
By taking cinematic minimalism to an utmost
By providing characters & moments so human they transcend the experience of the film itself
By giving us films with a genuine sense of synergy.
there is no manifesto, no rules and no particular canon, making it in essence not a movement or a genre but, perhaps more accurately, a trend. Most of the New Queer Cinema films come from the independent scene, making them less answerable to corporate or mainstream interests, thus ever more curious for the film enthusiast.