A charlatan arrives at a remote frontier village and has an affair with a woman who claims to be the mistress of a high-ranking official at the nearby castle. Based on Franz Kafka’s unfinished novel The Castle, K relocates the story to present-day Inner Mongolia.

Geographically the ‘Roof of the World’ is the area with the world’s highest mountains – the Himalayas. Our strand of films takes in Tibet, Nepal, Afghanistan and Mongolia, as cinematically they all contain the same themes and imagery. Of the seven films there are five which are about children discovering the world and their place within it, while surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery on Earth. A young girl wants to defy convention and become an eagle hunter (The Eagle Huntress), two boys need to retrieve their hen so the poor one can use the money to feed his family (The Black Hen), when a movie producer buys a boys favourite camel he sets out to get it back (Celestial Camel) and when a family is about to lose their farm a young boy enters a dangerous horse race to save his families livelihood (Zud). In the developed world our youth can become too concerned with their phones and social status, but in other areas of the world childhood fears and responsibilities can be far greater. Buy any 3 Roof of the World films for £15.

To book tickets visit the Eden Court website, or call the Box Office on 01463 234 234.

  • Country:China / UK
  • Year:2016
  • Duration:88 minutes
  • Language:Mongolian with subtitles
  • Directors:Erdenibulag Darhad, Emyr ap Richard
  • Starring:Bayin, Jula, Yirgui, Zandaraa
  • With thanks to Xstream Pictures