The younger individuals of Mongolia are caught between centuries of custom and the calls for of the fashionable world in Metropolis of Wind, the brand new movie and first full-length characteristic from award-winning shorts director Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir (Snow in September, Mountain Cat).
The movie, which premiered in Venice and is screening on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition, follows the connection between Ze, a 17-year-old, mild Mongolian shaman and Maralaa, a younger girl who takes him outdoors his world into the, for him, alien city world of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital metropolis.
First-timer Tergel Daring-Erdene, who performs Ze, gained the most effective actor honor for the Venice Horizons sidebar for his efficiency. In an unique first trailer of the movie (see beneath), viewers observe Ze as he strikes between the traditional religious traditions of his homeland and the barrage of the fashionable world. Nomin-Erdene Ariunbyamba performs Maralaa. Tsend-Ayush Nyamsuren, Ganzorig Tsetsgee and Bulgan Chuluunbat co-star. The concept for the movie got here to Purev-Ochir after collaborating in a standard shamanic ritual.
“I used to be ready outdoors within the condo after the ritual and a younger man, youthful than me, got here out — with full sleeve tattoos on each arms, a shiny earring — and he took out his cellphone and he began enjoying a video,” Purev-Ochir remembers. “And this was the shaman! I instantly noticed the primary photographs of the movie, the story of a shaman peeling off his masks to disclose this younger man behind the aged spirit.”
After its triumphant Venice debut, Metropolis of Wind arrives in Toronto, the place, final 12 months, Purev-Ochir’s Snow in September took the highest prize for finest movie at TIFF’s quick cuts awards.
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Take a look at the trailer beneath.