World soundtrack awards
Archived: Öndög (2019)

director: Wang Quan'an

With: Dulamjav Enkhtaivan, Norovsambuu Batmunkh, a.o.

duration: 100 minutes
Romance, Native Cinema

Official Selection - In Competition

In the grassy, frozen landscape of Inner Mongolia, an autonomous state in Northern China, the body of an old, unidentified woman is found. An inexperienced police officer is tasked to guard the body until back up makes it there. Soon, he is joined by a tough herdswoman, who takes over the protagonist-role from him. But these characters are mere flecks on the canvas of the true lead of the film: Inner Mongolia itself. Quan'an's film is truly a recognition and a celebration of the wide, icy landscape.

Plus Parcours: the screening on 15 October will have an introduction by Roel Van Bambost. After the screening, you can also get an illy coffee and a pastry in the VIP area upon presentation of your Plus Parcours ticket.


director: Wang Quan'an
producer: Wang Quan'an
screenplay: Wang Quan'an
Editor: Yang Wenjian
Cinematography: Aymerick Pilarski
sound: Wang Changrui

production company: New Theatre Union

More info

dialogue: Mongolian
subtitles: Dutch/Eng subt.
Country: Mongolia - China
year: 2019


WANG QUAN'AN (1965): Lunar Eclipse (1999), The Story of Ermei (2004), Tuya's Marriage (2006), Weaving Girl (2009), Apart Together (2010), White Deer Plain (2011), Öndög (2019).

Technical Specs

format: DCP

Other festival films by director Wang Quan'an

2009:Lunar Eclipse
2009:The Story of Ermei
2009:Tuya's marriage
2009:Weaving Girl


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