If Only I Could Hibernate

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Ulzii, a teenager from a poor neighbourhood in Ulaanbaatar, is determined to win a physics competition to get a scholarship. His illiterate mother finds a job in the countryside, leaving him and his younger brother and sister in the middle of winter. Ulzii needs to find ways to keep their yurt warm and look after his siblings while preparing for the national competition.

Genre: Drama

Production Details

Directors: Oljargal Purevdash
Cast: Battsooj Uurtsaikh, Nominjiguur Tsend, Tuguldur Batsaikhan

Technical Details

Length: 98 mins
Certificate: TBC
Format: DCP
Language: Mongolian (English Subtitles)


Date: 19th April 2024


“A candid social drama with a local focus, a universal appeal, and a lot of heart”

— ★★★★  View of the Arts

“warm, optimistic… it sheds light on a reality virtually never seen in cinema”

— ★★★★  Eastern Kicks

If Only I Could Hibernate will become a fast favourite not just within the festival circuit but around the world”

— A Good Movie To Watch

Distributor: Conic
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