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A Mongolian film "Khutulun Princess-In search for the Golden Sutra" is screening in Berlinale 2022.

Updated: Nov 18, 2022

Shuuder production & VOO’s partnered project

The movie #PrincessKhutulun is screening for the 93rd Berlinale film mart 2022.

Princess Khutulun screening schedule in Berlin time zone:

February 11, at 12:40, February 14, at 9:15, February 16, at 12:15. There are about 500 movies participating in Berlinale 2022 and the only Mongolian film is Princess Khutulun.

About a movie

A Mongolian film "Khutulun Princess-In search for the Golden Sutra", co-production between the ‘Shuuder’ production and Voo broadcasting and media production company has released in theaters from December 3. The film, which is special with the storyline shows Yuan dynasty for the first time, is based on the historical novel ‘Khotol Tsagaan Gunj’ written by author B.Shuudertsetseg. ‘Khutulun Princess’ film is an epic war work depicting difficult path to retrieving the Golden Book, the idol of Kaidu Khan, ambush, and enemy's attacks, powerful heroes, magical world and silver-horned deer and so on.

Khutulun, also known as Aigiarne, Aiyurug, Khotol Tsagaan or Ay Yaruq was a Mongol noblewoman and wrestler, the most famous daughter of Kaidu, a cousin of Kublai Khan. Her father was "most pleased by her abilities", and she accompanied him on military campaigns. She was born in 1260, died in 1306.

Actress and model M.Tserendolgor, a graduate of the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts in Moscow, played the film’s main character Princess Khutulun who lived during Yuan Dynasty, and actor B.Battogtokh played the role of her loved one Abatai.

The film released broadcasting on 3 December 2021.

Khutulun Mongolian actress

In popular culture

Khutulun is thought to be the basis for the character of Turandot, who has been the subject of a number of Western works. While in Mongol culture she is remembered as a famous athlete and warrior, in Western artistic adaptations she is depicted as a proud woman who finally succumbs to love.

François Pétis de la Croix's 1710 book of Asian tales and fables contains a story in which Khutulun is called Turandot, a Persian word (Turandokht توراندخت) meaning "Central Asian Daughter", and is the nineteen-year-old daughter of Altoun Khan, the Mongol emperor of China. In Pétis de La Croix's story, however, she does not wrestle her suitors, and they do not wager horses; rather, she has them answer three riddles, and they are executed if they cannot solve them.

Carlo Gozzi wrote his own version 50 years later, a stage play in which she was a "tigerish woman" of "unrelenting pride". Friedrich Schiller translated and adapted the play into German as Turandot, Prinzessin von China in 1801.

The most famous version of Turandot is Giacomo Puccini's operatic version, which he was working on when he died in 1924.

There are many stories and novels about Khutulun presented by Mongolian writers, such as Khotolon by Purev Sanj, Kaidu's wonderful daughter Khutulun by Ch.Janchivdorj, Khotol Tsagaan by Oyungerel Tsedevdamba, The Story of Kaidu Khan by Batjargal Sanjaa, and Princess Khutulun by B. Shuudertsetseg, etc.

Khutulun is portrayed by Claudia Kim in the Netflix series Marco Polo.[5]

Khutulun was the name chosen for a popular racehorse in Australia 2011–2019, which was bought by Grand Syndicates for just A$16,000 and eventually won nearly A$500,000 in prize money.

On 3 December 2021, Shuuder Productions and Voo Broadcasting released the film Princess Khutulun. The movie is based on the novel Khotol Tsagaan Gunj by Mongolian author Baatarsuren Shuudertsetseg and takes place during the Yuan Dynasty.[6] Actress Tsedoo Munkhbat played the starring role.

source: public website

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