“Horse Tamer” documentary by French director wins Grand Prize at International Mountain Film Festival

Art & Culture
2021-02-24 15:59:13

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The 24th Annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival kicked off online on February 19 and selected the best films.  

“Horse Tamer” feature film by French director and ethnographer Hamid Sardar has been selected as the best feature film of the festival and received Grand Prize. The film tells about a brave Mongolian horseman.

General judge of the festival Peruzzo de Andrade reviewed that the film could show the lifestyle of the nomads well. Shuhert, vigilant Darhat horseman, pursues bandits relentlessly, all the way to the edge of Mongolian taiga, on the border with Siberia. Between tribal rivalries, smuggling and gold searching, the film explores what horse stealing means in Mongolia today.