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Film 02: City of Wind

As you already know, I have a keen interest in the contemporary arts in Mongolia. I usually don’t on-post, but this recent news bulletin translated into English by Myagmarsuren Erdenebaatar is an exception. This year (2024) contemporary Mongolian-in-Mongolia film makers have entered and been recognised as winners in a number of international film festivals. Congratulations!


Held in Hong Kong, China, the “Asian Film Awards 2024,” recognized as one of the esteemed Asian film festivals, announced winners on March 10, 2024.

Director Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir‘s feature film “City of Wind” earned her a nomination in the category of “Best New Director,” whereas Leading Actor Tergel Bold-Erdene received a nomination for “Best Newcomer,” marking the first such nominations for individuals from Mongolia. Following the voting results, actor B. Tergel emerged as the winner of the “Best Newcomer” award for his compelling performance in “City of Wind.”

“City of Wind” marks the directorial debut of P. Lkhagvadulam and is the first full-length feature film produced with partial funding from the Cinematography Support Fund of the Ministry of Culture of Mongolia.

The film earned the Orizzonti Award at the 80th Venice International Film Festival (VIFF), with B. Tergel receiving the award for Best Actor. Furthermore, the film was chosen as the official representative film of Mongolia at the 96th Oscar Film Festival.

“City of Wind” tells the story of “ZE,” a 17-year-old shaman boy navigating the tension between staying true to his own desires and honoring his duties. In addition, this film won the Grand Prix prize at the 19th Osaka International Film Festival on March 10, 2024.

[Source: Ulaanbaatar, March 11, 2024. /MONTSAME/].


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