Ága

A winning combination of the cozily intimate and the sublimely epic.

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Ága

In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of the North, Nanook and Sedna live following the traditions of their ancestors. Alone in the wilderness, they look like the last people on Earth.

Nanook and Sedna's traditional way of life starts changing – slowly, but inevitably. Hunting becomes more and more difficult, the animals around them die from inexplicable causes, and the ice has been melting earlier every year.

Chena, who visits them regularly, is their only connection to the outside world – and to their daughter Ága, who left the icy tundra long ago due to a family feud.

When Sedna's health deteriorates, Nanook decides to fulfill her wish. He embarks on a long journey in order to find Ága.
Genre
Drama
Runtime
96
Language
Yakut
Director
Milko Lazarov
Writer(s)
Simeon Ventsislavov, Milko Lazarov
Cast
Mikhail Aprosimov, Feodosia Ivanova, Sergei Egorov
FEATURED REVIEW
Jay Weissberg, Variety

An older Inuit couple are the last members of their ethnic group living on the ice in Milko Lazarov’s handsome paean to a dying culture, “Ága.” Shooting in the Russian republic of Sakha, famed for having the northern hemisphere’s coldest climate, the director largely uses a fixed camera that firmly ...

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