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 Otter Films - completed
Director / Marta Minorowicz

Status / completed
Genre / fiction
Runtime / 85'
Country of production / Poland/ Germany
Original language / Mongolian
Subtitles / English/ Polish/ German
Otter Films as / producer

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main crew


Director and scriptwriter: Marta Minorowicz

Co-writer: Kenny McBride

DoP: Paweł Chorzępa

Editor: Beata Walentowska

Producer (Poland): Anna Wydra

Co-producer (Poland): Marta Minorowicz

Producer (Germany): Ann Carolin Renninger



ZUD – when the unforgiving forces of nature take their toll on humans and animals.

The unexpected return of snow devastates the nomad family’s livestock. 11-year old Sukbhat is forced to leave his childhood behind. Now the hopes of the family rely on the young boy who should tame and race the wild horse.

An intense relation between father, son and their wild horse shows how nature overwhelms and influences human beings. Nobody remains unscathed after being confronted with the powers of the steppe.



about the director


Marta Minorowicz is author and director of the multi-award winning documentary film, 'A Piece of Summer' (Kawałek Lata). Awards include: Grand Prix, Clermont-Ferrand Filmfest 2011; Golden Dove, DOK Festival, Leipzig, 2010; and Grand Prix, Łodz, Poland. In 2010 Marta graduated from the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing where she made the film, ‘Decrescendo’ that was also awarded at a number of festivals. In 2003 she graduated with an MA in History of Theater and English Filology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. For more than five years she cooperated with Polish television where she made dozens of social reportages. For Discovery History she scripted and directed, among others, the Holocaust-survival documentary, ‘The Angel of Death’. In 2012 she founded the production company MM Films.