Ága

(Bulgaria/Germany/France/2018—directed by Milko Lazarov) 

In a yurt in frozen, edge-of-the-world Siberia, an indigenous couple, Nanook and Sedna, live day to day in the self-sufficient manner of their ancestors, aided only by their sled dog and an occasional visitor. Slowly but surely, Nanook and Sedna's traditional way of life begins changing: the fish they depend on are less plentiful, the ice melts earlier every year, and the animals around them are struggling to survive.

When Sedna falls ill, Nanook decides to carry out his wife’s deepest wish – to embark on a journey to find their estranged daughter, Ága, who left home long ago as the result of a family feud. Staggeringly photographed, the award-winning Ága is a moving and transporting cinematic discovery. In Yakut with English subtitles. (96 min.) 

  

“A winning combination of the cozily intimate and the sublimely epic.” -The Hollywood Reporter 

 

 

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