Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Celestial Camel
(Nebesnyj Verbljud)

Year: 2015
Country: RUSSIA
Run Time: 90 minutes

Celestial Camel
Celestial Camel
Celestial Camel

Altynka is a baby camel who, according to young Bayir’s late grandfather, will bring his family good luck because he was born under a camel-shaped cloud. Even with this good omen, times get tough and Bayir’s father has to make the difficult choice of whether or not to sell the camel. A man from the movie industry comes to the country, searching for a camel for his latest film. He offers Bayir’s dad a generous amount, which he hesitantly accepts. The decision saddens his family and enrages the camel’s mother, Mara, who escapes to go find him. With his parents away, and his siblings too young to venture out, Bayir makes the journey to track down the camels. This epic adventure tests his limits and transitions him from boy to man. Along the way, he meets a variety of characters—mean people who wish to derail him and kindhearted souls who will prove their friendship with incredible loyalty. When all hope seems lost, Bayir has to place his faith in those around him. CELESTIAL CAMEL is an action-packed thrillride that will excite and warm the hearts of both kids and adults. (In Russian and Kalmyk with subtitles) –E.F.

CIFF40 Screenings

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 4:20 PM

Friday, April 01, 2016 at 6:15 PM

Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 9:10 AM

Family Films

Yury Feting

Yury Feting was born in 1956. He graduated from Boris Shchukin Theater Institute. Since 1995 he has been a film director at Lenfilm Studio in St. Petersburg. He currently is the Chair of Cinema and Photo Arts at The State University of Culture and Arts in St. Petersburg.

"The Christmas Miracle" (2000), "Myths Of My Childhood" (2005), "Bibinur" (2009), CELESTIAL CAMEL (2015)

Irina Plisko, Mikhail Plisko

Elzyata Mandzhieva

Anton Zhabin

Leda Semenova, Yury Feting

Principal Cast
Mikhail Gasanov, Petr Novikov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Irina Hurgunova, Danzan Badrashkiev, Batr Mandzhiev, Baira Mandzhieva, Tzeden Konaev, Vitaly Makhov

Film Contact

This film is presented with the generous support of PAM CERIO DESIGN in appreciation of CHRISTOPHER SUSTER and NANCY WASYLYSHYN for the dedication, expertise, and support they bring to our team effort in the design of the CIFF Program Guide.

Community Partner

Cleveland Hiking Club

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