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ECFA Award Winner

Celestial Camel

Original title: Nebesnyj Verbljud
German title: Himmlische Kamel, Das
Russia, 2015

Director: Feting, Jury
Production company: Production center„Vse horosho“
Age recommendation: 10 years and up
Length: 90 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Twelve-year-old Bayir is the son of a poor family of herders. He bears the responsibility of retrieving a mother camel which has run away to find the colt that Bayir’s father sold to some film people. Bayir has to bring her back; his whole family’s survival depends upon it. His parents have gone away and his two siblings are too young to help. So Bayir has to set out on his own on an old motorbike that is far too big for a boy of his size. His journey takes him across the vast, dry Kalmykian steppe. Sand storms and perilous terrain halt his progress and he has some strange encounters. Shamans invoke the much longed-for rain, a young girl dances for him, he is unjustly arrested by the police, and an illegal petrol depot goes up in flames. Fortunately, he also meets a good friend with all sorts of useful skills. Meanwhile, Bayir has found out where the mother camel will probably be. But it is a long way away. An amusing story, lovingly told. And a magical journey into a world that is utterly unique.

Berlin Generation 2015, Zlin 2015, Little Big Films Nuremberg 2015, BFI London FF 2015, Cinekid Amsterdam 2015, Filem'on Brussels 2015, Golden Elephant Hyderabad 2015 (awarded), Oulu 2015, Seattle CFF 2016, Sehpferdchen Hannover 2016, FIFEM Montreal 2016, A-Fest Gjirokastra 2016 (awarded), Kinolub Kraków 2016 (awarded)5, Olympia CFF Pyrgos 2016 (ECFA Award) plus other awards, Dubai CFF 2017, Bangla Desh CFF Dhaka 2017, Lucknow CFF 2017 (awarded), Dubai CFF 2017

World sales address/es:
Vse horosho (RUS)