'Storm Over Asia' 1928 The tale of a rural man who is exploited by political opportunists upon the discovery that he is descended from Genghis Khan. One of the great classics of early Soviet cinema, Vsevolod Pudovkin’s revolutionary melodrama has hardly aged: its vitriolic power, its poetry, and its remarkable photography, nearly documentary, of Mongolia, make this masterpiece as gripping as ever.
MONGOL: The RISE OF GENGHIS KHAN (2007) ●彡 Based on the controversial writings of Russian historian Lev Gumilyov, the film explores the Mongol conqueror's early years. Born in 1162, his childhood was marred by tragedy and peril, but...
Mongol, also known as "Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan" in the United States and "Mongol: The Rise to Power of Genghis Khan" in the United Kingdom, is a 2007 Russian semi-historical film about the early life of Temüjin, who later came to be known as Genghis Khan. It is directed by Sergei Bodrov, with the storyline conceived from a screenplay written by Bodrov and Arif Aliev. The film stars Tadanobu Asano and Sun Honglei. Mongol explores abduction, kinship and the repercussions of war.
YouTube clip for this original vintage movie poster by Semenov-Menes for the film "Storm Over Asia" (aka "Heir of Genghis Khan"), part of the current "Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silver Screen" exhibition at the Gallery of Russian Arts and Design (GRAD) in London - A Curator Talks series hosted by Lutz Becker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCa_c0novI0 ("Storm Over Asia" and "Turksib"). Free event open until 29 March. Visit the News & Events page at www.AntikBar.co.uk for more info.