Naked Bulb

A young but sexually frustrated woman fails to fix the broken light bulb of her rental apartment bathroom. She lives with her daughter as her husband does long-term blue-collar work in abroad. After her apartment window cracked, she feels more lonely and naked. When the landlord visits to fix it all, she infatuates with him.

  • Zoljargal Purevdash
  • Zoljargal Purevdash
  • Nomin Batbayar
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  • Tamir Narmandakh
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    15 minutes 59 seconds
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    June 10, 2020
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    5,000 USD
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Director Biography - Zoljargal Purevdash

Zoljargal PUREVDASH is Mongolian filmmaker based in Ulaanbaatar. Her first short film Over the City, Under the Sky (2010) won the Cinema Club Award from West Tokyo City Film Festival. Her experimental short film Outliers (2017) has been screened at Open Doors Screening, Locarno Film Festival. She is an alumnus of Talents Tokyo, Asian Film Academy and Torino Film Lab Extended. Her first feature film project "If Only I Could Hibernate" has won Talents Tokyo Award, Pitch Mongolia Award and President’s Special Recognition Award of AFA-MPA Film Pitching Competition. She received Next Masters Support - Script Development Grant in 2018 and her feature film project selected and presented at Hong Kong - Asian Film Financing Forum and Open Doors Hub at Locarno Film Festival.

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Director Statement

My husband worked in Japan for two years as construction worker. He didn’t come home during that two years, not a once. Naturally, I was very frustrated about sex, but I couldn’t tell it to anyone. Because, I was afraid to being called as inpatient slut or nymphomaniac. But, I was deeply wondering why. We the women, we also have sexual hunger and why it is wrong for us to express it.

Then I found out that many married couple divorces related to the affair during the long distance relationship and mostly women are blamed for it. If a wife had an affair, divorce is her fault, she is a slut, no additional explanation needed. If a husband had an affair, divorce is wife’s fault too, because she must have forgive the husband.

This situation made me feel quite unfair. Therefore, I dared to make “ Naked Bulb” to bring this topic in front of everyone without shame.