JI FENG ZHON DE MA (The Season of the Horse)
In the vast Mongolian steppes, home to horsemen and herdsmen, a stubborn herdsman, Wurgen (played by the film's writer, director and star Ning Cai, a well-respected actor in China), clings on to traditional ways - symbolised by his beloved old horse, which his wife, Yingjidma (Na Renhua), wants to sell in order to send their young boy to school. She goes to work in the city, he finds he can no longer graze his animals where he used to and ultimately has to sell his horse as an attraction in a noisy discotheque.
Running Time: 105 mins | Language: Mongolian & Mandarin dialogue with English subtitles
Director: Ning Cai | Country: China | DIFF Section: The Cinema of Asia