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ZUD
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ZUD – when the unforgiving forces of nature take their toll on humans and animals.

The unexpected return of snow devastates the nomad family's livestock. 11-year-old Sukhbat is forced to leave his childhood behind. Now the hopes of the family rely on the young boy who should tame and race the wild horse.

An intense relation between father, son and their wild horse shows how nature overwhelms and influences human beings. Nobody remains unscathed after being confronted with the powers of the steppe.


Marta Minorowicz is the author and director of the award-winning film A PIECE OF SUMMER (2010) which won the Grand Prix in Clermont-Ferrand, the Golden Dove at DOK Leipzig, and the Grand Prix in Lodz. She made the documentary film DECRESCENDO (2011) which also won numerous prizes and screened at a number of festivals, and the film ANGEL OF DEATH (2008). She graduated from the Andrzej Wajda Film School and Jagiellonian University in Theater Studies. ZUD is her debut feature-length film.
Genre Coming-of-Age Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Marta Minorowicz
Screenplay Marta Minorowicz, Kenneth McBride
Cinematography Pawel Chorzepa
Cast Batsaikhan Budee, Sukhbat Batsaikhan
Producers Ann Carolin Renninger, Thomas Kufus
Co-Producer Anna Wydra
Production Company zero one film, in co-production with Otter Films/Warsaw
Length 85 min
Format Blu-ray, DCP, DVD, color, cs
Original Version
 Mongolian
Subtitled Versions German, English, French
Festivals Berlinale 2016 (Generation), Beijing 2016, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016, Seattle 2016, Valladolid 2016, Cameraimage 2016
With backing from Eurimages, MEDIA, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, EAVE, Nipkow Program, Dragon Forum, Polish Minstry of Culture, Polish Film Institute, Cinema du Reél, Paris Doc, Seagate

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