City of the Steppes

City of the Steppes

Almost without words, the film captures fragments of urban and rural life in Mongolia, at a key moment in the fall of the Soviet Union, revealing the paradoxical aspects of that now vanished empire. After seventy years of communism, the city stands like a scar on the steppes and in the minds of the Mongolian people; an encyclopaedia, not only of decaying traces from the past, of old values and new meanings, but also of people, their memories, desires and conflicts.

Details

Country of Production
Belgium

Year of Production
1994

Format
Digi Beta SP

Length
52 min

Director
Peter Brosens and Odo Halflants

Production
Inti Films

Original Language
Mongolian

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Cinema du Réel Paris 1994 (Prix Joris Ivens)
Scam, Brussels 1994 (Prix Maeterlinck-Découvertes)
Biennale Graz 1995 (Grand Prix)
Festival Buenos Aires 1995 (Mencion Especial)
EthnoFilmFest Berlin 2001
Brave FF Wroclaw 2011