It may not have won the Foreign Language Film Academy Award it was nominated for, but Russian director Sergei Bodrov’s epic look at the early years of Genghis Khan, Mongul, will still be coming to theaters this June.
According to publicity materials- “Based on leading scholarly accounts and written by Bodrov and Arif Aliyev, Mongol delves into the dramatic and harrowing early years of the ruler who was born as Temudgin in 1162. As it follows Temudgin from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a multidimensional portrait of the future conqueror, revealing him not as the evil brute of hoary stereotype, but as an inspiring, fearless and visionary leader. Mongol shows us the making of an extraordinary man, and the foundation on which so much of his greatness rested: his relationship with his wife, Borte, his lifelong love and most trusted advisor.”
Here are a batch of recently released photos from the film that hint at the film’s epic nature. Click to make bigger.