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Kino Club • Mongol (Dir: Sergei Bodrov, 2007)
September 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
If Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat (2006) is the only cinematic association you have with Kazakhstan, it is time to expand your mind to fit in something big — really big. The first ever Kazakh movie to be nominated for an Oscar, Mongol (2007) is an epic visualization of the life and deeds of none other than Genghis Khan (c. 1155-1227), the most fearsome warrior human civilization has known. Sergei Bodrov’s zero-to-hero biopic packed with action, adventure, and, yes, more than a bit of violence, is not shy about its ambition: this larger-than-life moving canvass is here to revive the legendary Hollywood saga while telling the story precious few Westerners have heard of, let alone seen.
Introduction by Dr. Stanislav Shvabrin (Germanic & Slavic Languages)
Please contact Meredith Doubleday (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Zoom link.
Sponsored by GSLL Kino Club and the UNC Russian Flagship Program.