Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir |
France, Mongolia, Portugal, Netherlands, Qatar, Germany |
2023 |
103Min |
16 LS
A spiritual shaman is a crucial member of the community, the one who everyone depends on when in need of moral and spiritual guidance. What happens when that shaman is a 17-year-old high school student who must balance his profound spiritual responsibilities while also juggling another life, that of a high school student, working hard to succeed in the cold, callous society of modern Mongolia. Introducing Ze, a 17-year-old gentle Mongolian Shaman whose life changes irrevocably after performing a ritual for Marala.
Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir
Katia Khazak, Charlotte Vincent
Vasco Carvalho Viana
Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir
Nomin-Erdene Ariunbyamba, Tergel Bold-Erdene, Bulgan Chuluunbat, Ganzorig Tsetsgee, Tsend-Ayush Nyamsuren


19 July 20:00 Gateway 9
25 July 17:30 Pavilion 12

Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir

Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir is a Mongolian scriptwriter and director, born in 1989. She has directed short films including Mountain Cat (2020), selected at the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Busan Film Festival, and Snow in September (2022) which won the Golden Lion for Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival (Orizzonti) before winning the IMDB Short Cuts Award for Best Short Film at the Toronto Film Festival. City of Wind is her first feature film. Lkhagvadulam graduated from Dokuz Eylul University (Türkiye) with a BA in film direction and interned at the Mongolian National Broadcaster. She also completed an academic certificate in screenwriting from FAMU (Czech Republic) in 2015. She studied an MA in screenwriting at KinoEyes European Filmmaking Masters (Portugal) and taught History of Film and Film Direction classes at the Mongolian School of Film, Radio, and Television.