‘Bodliin Khulgaich’ to be screened at Asian World Film Festival


The 2011 Mongolian film “Bodliin Khulgaich” (Thief of the Mind), directed by J.Sengedorj, will be screened at the Asian World Film Festival, which is taking place from October 26 to November 2, in Los Angeles, California. The film will be screened on October 29.
The film is based on the true story of B.Gansukh, who misled former President P.Ochirbat and the President of Mongol Bank to steal 90 million MNT from the state in 1992.
He was nicknamed “90 million” as his story shocked the nation. B.Gansukh was sentenced to several years in prison, but managed to escape. He was caught again and his sentence was extended.
The Asian World Film Festival is a creative initiative led by Kyrgyz public figure and filmmaker, Sadyk Sher-Niyaz. Sher-Niyaz founded the festival in late 2014, after his own experience in running a campaign for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards. Sher-Niyaz was the director of the Kyrgyz submission, “Kurmanjan Datka: Queen of the Mountains”, which according to The Hollywood Reporter was predicted to be one of the top 15 contenders for the Oscar that year.
According to The Wrap, Sher-Niyaz created the festival to help other Asian filmmakers in their Oscar campaigns. “I created the Asian World Film Festival to fill a void that I noticed was missing in America. There is a wealth of underrated filmmakers from our region that deserve recognition, and this festival was designed to champion and promote them,” Sher-Niyaz said.

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