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Genre: Drama
Synopsis

Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov’s second feature, is an exquisitely shot and very moving film about an ageing couple who appear to exist alone on the edge of the world, stoically surviving on the icy tundra in a way of life that may be about to end.

This is no relation to Nanook of the North. The cast are actors who brilliantly convey the physicality and intimacy of people content in their isolation. Lazarov and his cinematographer Kaloyan Bozhilov never cease to amaze, not least when they reveal the diamond mine as a mirror of Nanook’s fishing hole, magnified to the size of a giant crater, with a town hanging on its lip – a grim view of the dehumanisation that comes with industry. Composer Penka Kouneva’s beautiful score adds to the sense of majesty and loss.

(Demetrios Matheou, Screen Daily)

Director
Milko Lazarov

(1967)

Filmography
  • Hristo Botev (doc, 2007)
  • Stefan Stambolov (doc, 2007)
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude (doc, 2009)
  • Alienation (Võõrandumine, PÖFF 2013)
  • Ága (2018)
Fri, 16.11.2018
7:30 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 1
011606
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 011606
Sun, 18.11.2018
3:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
030906
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 030906
Thu, 22.11.2018
5:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
070606
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 070606
Film info
Countries: Bulgaria, Germany, France
Year: 2018
Duration: 96 minutes
Language: Sakha
Director: Milko Lazarov
Producer: Veselka Kiryakova
Writers: Milko Lazarov, Simeon Ventsislavov
DOP:  Kaloyan Bozhilov
Montage: Veselka Kiryakova
Composer: Penka Kouneva
Cast: Mikhail Aprosimov, Feodosia Ivanova, Galina Tikhonova, Sergey Egorov, Afanasiy Kylaev
Production: Red Carpet
Distributor: A-One
Festivals: Berlin, Sydney, Chicago
Synopsis

Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov’s second feature, is an exquisitely shot and very moving film about an ageing couple who appear to exist alone on the edge of the world, stoically surviving on the icy tundra in a way of life that may be about to end.

This is no relation to Nanook of the North. The cast are actors who brilliantly convey the physicality and intimacy of people content in their isolation. Lazarov and his cinematographer Kaloyan Bozhilov never cease to amaze, not least when they reveal the diamond mine as a mirror of Nanook’s fishing hole, magnified to the size of a giant crater, with a town hanging on its lip – a grim view of the dehumanisation that comes with industry. Composer Penka Kouneva’s beautiful score adds to the sense of majesty and loss.

(Demetrios Matheou, Screen Daily)

Director
Milko Lazarov

(1967)

Filmography
  • Hristo Botev (doc, 2007)
  • Stefan Stambolov (doc, 2007)
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude (doc, 2009)
  • Alienation (Võõrandumine, PÖFF 2013)
  • Ága (2018)