2nd Red Lotus Asian Film Festival Vienna – Opening Film 2023

The Sales Girl directed by Janchivdorj Sengedorj will open the Red Lotus Asian Film Festival Vienna which will take place from April 20 – 23, 2023, in Austria.

Screening Date:
April 20, 2023 | Thursday | Stadkino | 18:30 pm
(Ticket sales starts on April 6, 2023)

The Sales Girl by Janchivdorj Sengedorj – Mongolia | 2021 – 126 minutes | Fiction

After breaking her leg, Namuuna asks fellow student Saruul to temporarily take her job at a sexshop. Initially hesitant, Saruul is convinced by the good pay and easy tasks. As she works at the shop, she becomes closer with the owner, Katya, despite their age and social differences. Saruul is fascinated by Katya’s life and personality, which contrasts with her own sheltered upbringing. Saruul’s experience in the shop exposes her to new worlds and challenges, including discovering her own sexuality and desires. Through it all, a sweet friendship blooms between Saruul and Katya… (Red Lotus 2023)


About the director:
Janchivdorj Sengedorj is a Mongolian filmmaker. He is known for his diverse and original stories that explore various aspects of Mongolian society and culture. After debuting with a feature film  in 1998, he directed a twenty-episode television series and several feature films, such as Oxygen (2010), Trapped Abroad (2014) and White Blessing (2017).

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