The Sales Girl
After breaking her leg, Namuuna asks fellow student Saruul to temporarily take her job at a sexshop. Initially hesitant, Saruul is convinced by the good pay and easy tasks. As she works at the shop, she becomes closer with the owner, Katya, despite their age and social differences. Saruul is fascinated by Katya’s life and personality, which contrasts with her own sheltered upbringing. Saruul’s experience in the shop exposes her to new worlds and challenges, including discovering her own sexuality and desires. Through it all, a sweet friendship blooms between Saruul and Katya…
If you are looking for a fresh and original Mongolian film that explores the themes of sexuality, friendship, and self-discovery with humor and honesty, look no further than The Sales Girl. Directed by Janchivdorj Sengedorj, one of the most interesting talents of Mongolian cinema, the film, with a frank, sex-positive, and humorous approach to the subject matter, showcases the vibrant and diverse urban life of Mongolia, a country often stereotyped by its rural traditions. The realistic and nuanced performances by Bayangerel Bayartsetseg and Oidovjamts Enkhtuul bring to life the two female protagonists with charm and charisma.
In the presence of actress Oidovjamts Enkhtuul.
Janchivdorj Sengedorj is a Mongolian filmmaker. He is known for his diverse and original stories that explore various aspects of Mongolian society and culture. After debuting with a feature film in 1998, he directed a twenty-episode television series and several feature films, such as Oxygen (2010), Trapped Abroad (2014) and White Blessing (2017).
Thu Apr 20, 2023 | 18:30
Red Lotus 2023
126 Min | Color | Mongolian und Russian with English subtitles
Directed by JANCHIVDORJ Sengedorj
Screenplay JANCHIVDORJ Sengedorj Cinematography OTGONDAVAA Jigjidsuren Editing MUNKHBAT Shirnen Music BAYASGALAN Dulguun
Cast BAYARTSETSEG Bayarjargal, OIDOVJAMTS Enkhtuul
World sales Nomadia Pictures