City of Wind

The 17-year-old Ze lives an apparently normal life on the outskirts of Ulan Bator, but when people are in trouble, he must step in as a shaman. This deeply traditional mission is tested when a 16-year-old girl captures his attention.

Navigating through the challenges and dreams of adolescence, Ze's everyday life on the outskirts of the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, is seemingly ordinary. Through school and free time, he is connected to the modern lifestyle that city life offers. However, coming from a family with a history of shamans, he has inherited this responsibility at a young age. Through communication with the spirits of his ancestors, he makes a valuable contribution to the local community. Even in contemporary Mongolia, spirits can help desperate people in difficult times.

However, with adolescence comes strong emotions, and they resurface when he meets Maralaa during a ritual ceremony. Ze must juggle the responsibility he bears as a shaman with the emerging desire. Differing attitudes towards Mongolian traditions do not necessarily ruin either friendship or love. The past lingers, even as one rushes into an uncertain future.


Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir (b. 1989) is a screenwriter and director from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. City of Wind, selected as the Mongolian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards, is her first feature film. She has directed short films like Mountain Cat (2020), selected at the Cannes Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival, and Snow in September (2022) which won the Golden Lion for Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival. She graduated from Dokuz Eylul University (Turkey) with a BA in film direction and interned at the Mongolian National Broadcaster.


2022 Snow in September (short)
2020 Mountain Cat (short)

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