"City of Wind"

a film by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir

A spiritual shaman is a crucial member of the community, the one who everyone depends on when in need of moral and spiritual guidance. What happens when that shaman is a 17-year-old high school student who must balance his profound Spiritual responsibilities while also juggling another life - that of a high school student – working hard to success in the cold, callous society of modern Mongolia. Introducing Ze, 17-year-old gentle Mongolian shaman...

Director: Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir

Lkhagvadulam (Dulmaa) Purev-Ochir is a Mongolianscriptwriter and director, born in 1989. She has directed few short films including “Mountain Cat” (2020), selected among others at the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Busan Film Festival and “Snow in September” (2022) which has won the Golden Lion for Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival (Orizzonti) before winning the IMDB Short Cuts Award for Best Short Film at the Toronto Film Festival. “City of Wind” is her first feature film. Lkhagvadulam graduated from Dokuz Eylul University (Turkey) with a BA in film direction and interned at the Mongolian National Broadcaster. She also completed an academic certificate in screenwriting from FAMU (Czech Republic) in 2015. Alongside this, she also studied an MA in screenwriting at KinoEyes European Filmmaking Masters (Portugal). Furthermore, she taught History of Film and Film Direction classes at the Mongolian School of Film, Radio, and Television.


Cinematographer: Vasco Carvalho Viana

Vasco Viana graduated in Cinema from the School of Theater and Cinema in 2005. His work as Director of Photography gained notoriety with Arena, the short film by João Salaviza, winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. His work was again recognized in Rafa, another short film by João Salaviza, this time with the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival 2012. The collaboration with Salaviza also resulted in recognition by the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival Manaki Brothers, where he won best photography with the film Montanha. Since then he has been working in different projects with relevant national directors: Pedro Pinho, Carlos Conceição, Leonor Noivo, Mariana Gaivão, Vasco Saltão, Gonçalo Waddington and Filipa Reis. He also collaborated with international directors: Madhi Fleifel, Andrey Paounov, Dekel Berenson and the Laperrousaz sisters. In 2019 he debuted his first film, Batida de Lisboa that continues to participate in festivals all around the world.

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Production Notes

  • Produced by: Aurora Films (France)
  • Co-produced by: Guru Media (Mongolia), Uma Pedra no Sapato (Portugal), Volya Films (Netherlands), 27 Films Production (Germany), VOO by mobinet (Mongolia)
  • Shooting location: Ulaanbaatar; Mongolia
  • Camera: ALEXA Mini
  • Lenses: COOKE S4 PL
  • Camera and lighting equipment serviced by: Panavision France
  • World premiere: Venice International Film Festival, Horizons section, 2023

Official Trailer ‘’City of Wind‘‘

City of Wind