Zud

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    Zud

    Directed by

    Poland, Germany

    2016

    85 min

    • Mongolian

    Documentary

    Cinéma du RéelVilnius IFF

    On the frozen steppe of Mongolia people‘s lives are at the mercy of the seasons and unexpected events, while nature dictates the rules of their nomadic lifestyles. After winter kills hoards of his parents‘ livestock, 11-year old Sukhbat has to leave school, move back home and support the family. When given the responsibility by his father to tame a wild horse in a bid to win a regional race, he has to face a life ruled by unforgiving nature and tradition. No one remains unscathed after being confronted by the power of the steppe.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Marta Minorowicz
    Cinematography
    Paweł Chorzępa
    Editing
    Beata Walentowska
    Sales
    SLINGSHOT FILMS
    Production
    ZERO ONE FILM

    Press

    The young director performs a little miracle by portraying the dramatic struggle between life and death.

    Massimo Tria, Nonsolocinema

    Marta Minorowicz

    Marta Minorowicz

    Poland

    Marta Minorowicz graduated from the Andrzej Wajda Film School. Her documentary films A PIECE OF SUMMER and DECRESCENDO have been screened and awarded at a number of festivals. Main awards include Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and Golden Dove at DOK Leipzig. Her latest film Zud has been nominated to Golden Bear Award at Berlinale 2016 and won Fathy Farag Award for the best artistic input during Cairo International Film Festival among other. ILLUSION is her latest film which is presented at the Les Arcs Coproduction Village.