Film review: If only I could hibernate




It’s not that often that we get to see films, from of all places, Mongolia. However, If only I could hibernate is just such a film and it’s really worth seeking out.

If only I could hibernate tells the moving and challenging story of a poor teenager who is determined to win a science competition that will gain him a scholarship. However, when his mother takes a job in the countryside, she leaves the family and the responsibility for providing for his younger brother and sister falls to him.

It’s a wonderful insight into Mongolian culture and a glimpse of a way of life that is totally different from ours in the West. It also is a compelling story that keeps you hooked from the start. The performances are terrific, especially from the younger members of the cast. The cinematography is engaging and made me want to visit the country. It’s certainly worth seeing it on the big screen.

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Andy Godfrey

Andy Godfrey is a speaker with Outreach UK and has been in full-time Christian work for many years. He is a founding member of the Mark Kermode Appreciation Society and has a collection of nearly 3,000 movies. He’s also an ardent Bristol City fan.

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