Direction: Marta Minorowicz
zero one film in Coproduction with Otter Film (PL) MM Films.
Funded by Polnisches Film Institut, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA, Eurimages, MEDIA, Co-Development Fund (MBB/MDM/PISF).
Rental: Wolf Kino
World Distribution: Slingshot Films
World Premiere: Feb 14, 2016, Internationale Filmfestspielen Berlin / Generation Kplus
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.
Cairo International Film Critics Week
Fathy Farag Prize for "best artistic contribution"
Gdynia Film Festival (Poland)
Special mention from VISIONS APART COMPETITION
Saratov Sufferings FF (Russia)
Prize for the best cinematography work