Cinematical has just received this exclusive poster for the Oscar-nominated film Mongol, from the award-winning Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov (Prisoner of the Mountains). The film follows the early years of Genghis Khan, before he took on that name, through his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny. 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 his review from the Portland Film Festival, Cinematical's Eric D. Snider said of Mongol: "The battle scenes, in particular, are thrilling and visceral without being too nauseating, and Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano's performance as Temudjin has the stoicism and dedication you need for an effective biopic hero."

Mongol is set to arrive in theaters on June 6.