Still from Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia
Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia | Still: Courtesy of Calgary Cinematheque

Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia

Calgary Cinematheque wraps season with its final focus series selection

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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­A sumptuous, unconventional adventure epic set against the rolling landscapes of Inner Mongolia, join Calgary Cinematheque as it presents the fifth selection in its Focus: Landscapes series and closes the season.

Ulrike Ottinger’s 1989 epic Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia is a mesmerizing, feminized vision of cultural contact. The film follows a group of mostly European women travelers on the Trans-Siberian Express who find themselves taken captive and captivated by an all-female group of Mongolian warriors.

Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia screens at 6:00pm on March 29, 2018 at the Globe Cinema (617 8th Ave. SW). Presented with English subtitles, advance tickets and memberships can be found at

Make sure you swing by early as a pre-screening reception kicks off at 5:00pm. A casual conversation follows the film.