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Mongolian Ping Pong (2005) is a coming of age story about three young boys in the remote grasslands of Mongolia. When Bilike finds an ordinary ping-pong ball floating in the creek, a series of charming adventures begins for the young Mongolian boy and his family and friends.


Bilike has never seen a ping-pong ball before. He and his family live without electricity and running water in a solitary tent among the vast steppe grasslands. The magnificent landscape here has changed little since the thirteenth-century reign of Genghis Khan. But life in the middle of nowhere is more exciting for a young boy than one would imagine. The smallest of details can become big events for curious Bilike and his best friends Erguotou and Dawa. The mystery of the small white ball leads to questions about the world around them and leads them on a whimsical journey filled with innocent mischief.


Join us for a weekend-long screening of Ning Hao’s Mongolian Ping Pong and discover how one ping-pong ball can change everything.


This film is presented as part of a Ning Hao retrospective, organized by Asia Society at the Movies. One of China’s most distinguished filmmakers, Ning Hao is a director, writer, and producer whose unique films depict the rapidly changing kaleidoscope of modern Chinese society.


This program is presented by Asia Society Museum,and Asia Society Southern California, as part of a new series titled Asia Society at the Movies. Asia Society at the Movies showcases a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora.


This program is made possible by Dirty Monkey.


  • Year
    2005
  • Runtime
    102 minutes
  • Director
    Ning Hao