Tergel Wins Best Actor at Venice International Film FestivalArt & Culture
Ulaanbaatar, September 14, 2023 /MONTSAME/. Newcomer Tergel Bold-Erdene won the Orizzonti Award for Best Actor at the 80th Venice International Film Festival (VIFF) for his role as a teenage shaman in the feature debut "City of Wind" of acclaimed Shorts Director Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir.
At the Awarding Ceremony, the Producer of "City of Wind," Katia Khazak, received the Best Actor Award, as Tergel had returned to Mongolia after attending the world premiere of the "City of Wind" in Venice, Italy.
The Venice International Film Festival is the world's oldest film festival, founded in 1932. It is one of the "Big Five" international film festivals, alongside the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival. In recent years, the VIFF has become increasingly diverse, programming films from all over the world and representing a wide range of genres. The Festival has also committed to supporting emerging filmmakers and new voices in cinema.
Last year, Up-and-Coming Director P. Lkhagvadulam's short film "Snow in September" was awarded the Orizzonti Award for Best Short Film at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.