Competition - Fiction

Veins of the World

By Byambasuren Davaa

"When the last thread of gold will have been pulled out of the earth, the world will fall to dust" laments a Mongolian song. At the age of 12, Amra lives in the Mongolian steppe in a nomadic community whose living space is threatened by globalized mining companies. The boy must decide whether he wants to follow in the footsteps of his father, leader of the resistance against exploitation, or his own dream. A graceful film, alive with a beautiful sense of poetry.

Co-presented with ARTE

French-speaking Switzerland cinema release: Spring 2021 

  • Section Competition - Fiction
  • Original language(s) Mongolian
  • Subtitle(s) French

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Director(s)
Byambasuren Davaa
Writer(s)
Byambasuren Davaa

Casting

  • Bat-Ireedui Batmunkh
  • Purevdorj Uranchimeg
  • Algirchamin Baatarsuren
  • Enerel Tumen
  • Yalalt Namsrai

Producers

  • Ansgar Frerich

Distributor

  • Filmcoopi

Production

  • Basis Berlin Filmproduktion GmbH
  • Mongol TV
  • rbb/Arte

Cinematographer

  • Talal Khoury

Music

  • Jan Miserre
  • John Gürtler

Sound

  • Sebastian Tesch
  • Paul Oberle
Duration
96'
Year
2020
Production country
Germany & Mongolia
Status
Regional Premiere
Watch the film online

Accessible on demand until 14 March 2021 (subject to availability)

Followed by a video encounter conversation with the producer