GIANT ROBOT invites you & a guest to a Special Screening of the new PICTUREHOUSE release
NO HE WON’T BE THERE!
Directed by Sergei Bordov and written by Sergei Bordov with Arif Aliyev
Starring Tadanobu Asano
Award-winning Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov (PRISONER OF THE MOUNTAINS) illuminates the life and legend of Genghis Khan in his stunning historical epic, MONGOL. Based on leading scholarly accounts and written by Bodrov and Arif Aliyev, MONGOL delves into the dramatic and harrowing early years of the ruler who was born as Temudgin in 1162. As it follows Temudgin from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a multidimensional portrait of the future conqueror, revealing him not as the evil brute of hoary stereotype, but as an inspiring, fearless and visionary leader. MONGOL shows us the making of an extraordinary man, and the foundation on which so much of his greatness rested: his relationship with his wife, Borte, his lifelong love and most trusted advisor.
Filmed in the very lands that gave birth to Genghis Khan, MONGOL transports us back to a distant and exotic period in world history; to a nomad’s landscape of endless space, climatic extremes and ever-present danger. In a performance of powerful stillness and subtlety, celebrated young Japanese actor Asano Tadanobu (ICHI THE KILLER, ZATOICHI, LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE) captures the inner fire that enabled a hunted boy to become a legendary conqueror. Asano’s achievement is matched by those of his co-stars, including the radiant newcomer Khulan Chuluun as Temudgin’s courageous, spirited wife Borte, and the Chinese actor Honglei Sun (THE ROAD HOME) as the Mongol chieftain Jamukha, Temudgin’s dearest friend and deadliest enemy. Masterfully blending action and emotion against some of the most arresting terrain on earth, Bodrov delivers an exciting and awe-inspiring tale of survival and triumph, and a love story for the ages.
MONGOL will be released in NY/LA on Friday, June 6th, 2008. 124 minutes. MPAA Rating – R.
Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 at 7:30PM
PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER
Silver Screen Theater (2nd Floor)
8687 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
*Please enter the PDC through the San Vicente Blvd entrance and park in the parking structure next to the green bldg where the theater is located.*
Seating is not guaranteed and will be first come, first serve.
1. Send RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Mongol” in the subject line.
2. Please indicate if you will be bringing a guest.
3. You will receive an email confirming your RSVP.
4. Seating is not guaranteed and will be first come, first serve.