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la Biennale di Venezia
Main Visual Sezione Cinema EN (new)


69th Venice International Film Festival

Director: Alberto Barbera

29th August > 8th September 2012


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Towards the end of the twelfth century Mongolia is divided up between various tribes. A competition to determine a leader is declared in which the most important warriors will take part. Among them is Temujin, nicknamed Genghis Khan, who instead of using brute force or cunning uses his intelligence to win. After incredible adventures, the Mongol Empire will be lead to the reunifi cation under the guidance of the mythical leader.
6 September 17:00 - Sala Volpi 7 September 20:00 - Sala Perla 2 «80!» Gengis Khan (1950) by Manuel Conde, Salvador Lou - Philippines, 91'
language: English - s/t Italian

Director’s Statement
With a tiny budget I managed to transform the hills near Angono, a town near Manila, into the vast and wild steppes where Temujin managed to unite the tribes in a war under his leadership. I had to use the most ingenious tools: trolleys as dollies, truck headlights as lighting and homemade wigs and costumes. (Manuel Conde)