Children of Genghis

  • Feature
  • 2017
  • 101 Minutes
  • Mongolia
  • Language: Mongolian

The Mongolian people from long ago have had a tradition of three cultural games that have always been around during the time of festivities. Mongolian wrestling, racing horses and archery were among the three traditional games. This story will focus on the horse racing tradition. The town's best horse race trainer Bold, has many people gathered at his house for a special announcement. Bold begins to brag about his horses and skills and how no one in town is better than him. Bold begins to talk about his most prized horse, the brown steed that still has yet to find its rider. After hearing this the townspeople recommend Dambii's eldest son Dorj to be the rider. Upon hearing this Bold decides to ask Dambii's son Dorj to be the rider for his horse.

Director: Zolbayar Dorj

Screenwriter: Zolbayar Dorj

Production Company: EFilm, Mongol Film Group Los Angeles



Mongolian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards

Asian Film Festival Barcelona, Spain 2017: Special Mention in NETPAC Section,

Best Cinematography Award in Cathy Pacific Awards

Giffoni Film Festival, Italy 2017

Asian World cinema, Los Angeles, USA, 2017

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, 2017

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Zolbayar Dorj

DOP / Camera: Angarag Davaasuren

Editor: Gantulga Urtnasan

Music: Ulziibayar Shatar

Sound: Ricardo Mejia

Cast: Dorjsambuu Dambii, Ankhnyam Ragchaa, Batmend Baast, Dorj Dambii, Batnairamdal Tsewegjaw, Brittany Belt


Zolbayar Dorj

Born July 15 1972 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Director, producer, cinematographer and writer, he debuted in 1996, directing the film AMOUR. In the following years he worked as editor, cinematographer and director. He directed the films: ONE NIGHT (1998), BALLAD OF CRAZY LOVE (2001), I WISH MY MOTHER’S KISS (2002), SMELL OF WATER (2005), NO RIGHT TO DIE (2008), THREE MEANINGFULL HEADS (2011), GENGHIS LEGEND OF THE TEN (2012), CHILDREN OF GENGHIS (2017).

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