Zud is a time when the merciless forces of nature take control over people and animals. After an unexpected return of winter, nomad Batsaikhan forces his 11-year-old son, Sukhbat, to leave school, come back to the steppe and train a wild horse. The intense relationship growing among the father, the son, the horse and the space surrounding them shows how much nature defines and determines human life and how painful the claustrophobia of the steppe is to those who decide to stay there.
- Underhill Fest International festival of feature-length documentaries, Podgorica 2016: Special Mention
written by Marta Minorowicz, Kenneth McBride
director of photography Paweł Chorzępa
sound by Daniel Zweis
sound on the set by Tomasz Kochan
edited by Beata Walentowska PSM
cast Sukhbat Batsaikhan, Bayasgalan Batsaikhan, Batsaikhan Budee
produced by Otter Films, Zero One Film
producers Anna Wydra, Ann Carolin Renninger, Thomas Kufus
executive producer Anna Wydra
production managers Tumen Budsuren, Małgorzata Zacharko
co-financed by Polish Film Institute, Polsko – Niemiecki Fundusz Co-Developmentowy, MEDIA, Eurimages, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, Filmförderungsanstalt, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH.