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Wessi, a Mongolian woman living in Germany, leaves a violent partner and returns to her homeland. Here, she is reunited with her nomadic origins and her sister Ossi, and she finds liberation through bodily and sensual experiences. Black Milk is a film about Mongolia's traditional nomadic culture seen through a woman's Western gaze at her own roots and origins. The reunion between the sisters Wessi and Ossi touches on topics such as family ties and building bridges between cultural expectations and one’s own desire for freedom.
The German-Mongolian director Uisenma Borchu, who also plays the main character Wessi, delivers an impressive second feature film. Black Milk is observant and beautiful; a personal project on identity and sexual liberation.
Uizenma Borchu (b. 1984) is a Mongolian-German filmmaker and actress. She grew up in East Germany after her family moved from Mongolia in 1989. Borchu studied documentary filmmaking at the University of Television and Film in Munich from 2006–2015. Black Milk is her second feature film.
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Original title Schwarze Milch
Country Mongolia, Germany
Director Uisenma Borchu
Screenplay Uisenma Borchu
Cinematography Sven Zellner
Producer Uisenma Borchu, Sven Zellner
Cast Gunsmaa Tsogzol, Uisenma Borchu, Franz Rogowski, Terbish Demberel
Runtime 1h 31m
Language German, Mongolian
Age limit 18