Don’t Look At Me That Way, a film by Uisenma Borchu, is opening in German cinemas on June 16, 2016. For her directing directing debut, the German-Mongolian film maker worked with Sven Zellner, who was lead cameraman, setting the stage for this relationship drama.
Zellner’s reportage Mongolian Disco was published in LFI 2/2014. In it, the trained documentary film maker and television publicist (*1977) reveals the social impact of the transformation of the Mongolian economy following the collapse of the Soviet Union. It high-lights the luxury lifestyle of young Mongolians in the capital, Ulan Bator, where little remains of the traditional nomadic way of life. Zellner received Borchu’s support during that journey. Similarly to Mongolian Disco, the story in Borchu’s film focuses on acting out one’s identity, sexuality and power. The film has already received a number of awards, including the 2015 Bavarian Film Award.
The trailer of Don’t Look At Me That Way, offers a first impression of the camera work and of the material: www.vimeo.com.