The Steed

The Steed

by Erdenebileg Ganbold

Synopsis | Cast & Crew | Technical Information

After being cruelly separated, a Mongolian boy and his horse brave the unforgiving Mongolian wilds during the Russian revolution to be reunited.

Awards & Festivals

The Steed represents Mongolia at the 2020 Academy Award run for Best International Feature Film

Best Feature Film at San Diego International Film Festival

Spirit of Cinema Award at Oldenburg Film Festival







Director Bio

Ebi (Erdenebileg Ganbold) has been performing with the Mongolian National Theater since he graduated from Mongolian State University of Art and Culture in 1999 with a degree in acting and Directing. He has starred in almost twenty films including Anu Queen, Trapped Abroad 1&2 and First Love. Along with having produced many films which broke Mongolian box office records, he is the winner of three Mongolian Academy Awards: Best Director and Best Picture for Father, and Best Producer for Trapped Abroad 2.

Director Statement

Mongolians cannot be imagined without their horses...The Mongolian Empire encompassed two thirds of the known world, because of this sacred bond between horse and man. The film shows the bond between a horse and its homeland while showing the communion between steed and rider that is so central to the nomadic way of life. In the end a boy and a horse will teach us the true meaning of family and that a Homeland starts with a handful of soil.

Cast Bio

Ariunbold Erdenebayar was born in 2007. He lives in the province of Arkhangai, in the Mongolian country side with his parents. The Steed is his acting debut. Ariunbold has no previous training or experience acting. He is a true horseman, now lives happily with one of the horses that played Rusty in his homeland.


Director: Erdenebileg Ganbold

Producer: Ganchimeg.G, Naranbat.B, Alexa Khan, Trevor Morgan Doyle, Delgertsetseg.B.

Production Company: Ajnai Corporation, 

Three Flames Pictures, Nomadia Pictures, Belgute Pictures

Screenplay: Erdenebileg.G, Khuubaatar.U

Cinematographer: Alisher Khamidkhodzhaev

Sound Engineer: Shahrul Izham, Yaakub, Batjargal.G

Editors: Pavel Tuguldur.M, Munkhbat.B

Original Title: Khiimori | Mongolia 2019 | 98’ | Mongolian | Color | Shot in 4K

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