Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Needed::::The Two Horses of Genghis Khan Film Screening DC



The Two Horses of Genghis Khan

Presented as part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Captial

Germany | 2009 | 91 minutes | Mandarin and Mongolian with English subtitles

Director: Byambasuren Davaa

A beloved violin belonging to Urna’s grandmother was destroyed in the tumult of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. An ancient song of the Mongols, "The Two Horses of Genghis Khan," was engraved on the violin's neck. Now Urna, driven by her promise to her deceased grandmother, treks throughout Mongolia to locate the song’s missing verses, and to have the violin rebuilt. Yet, no one she encounters along the way seems to know the old tune. This unique film melodically blends realism against the gorgeous landscapes of Mongolia to create an artfully composed documentary in narrative style.

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