"Day of Mongolia" Event for the First Time during the Cannes Film Festival

2023-05-24 11:07:35

Ulaanbaatar, May 24, 2023 /MONTSAME/. Cannes, the most glamorous film festival on the calendar, returns once again for its 76th edition. During the Festival, the "Day of Mongolia" event took place successfully for the first time, attracting renowned filmmakers and artists around the globe.  

Mongolian tradition and vibrant culture were present to the audience. One of the highlights of the event was an informative session to introduce unique natural places in Mongolia that are perfectly suited for filming. 

Furthermore, a nature photography exhibition by photographer G. Gan-Ulzii was featured, and Mongolians living in France showed traditional arts, such as performances of horsehead fiddle, khoomei, folk dance, and contortion.  

At the event, organizers made an exciting announcement that "If Only I Could Hibernate" had become the first Mongolian film nominated for the “Un Certain Regard” selection of the Cannes Film Festival. The film premiered in Théâtre Claude Debussy on May 21.  

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