WINNER – Best Film, Sarajevo Film Festival 2018
NOMINEE – Audience Award, Sydney Film Festival 2018
NOMINEE – Best Film, Sydney Film Festival 2018
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 deaths 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 has left the icy tundra a long time ago due to family feud.
When Sedna’s health deteriorates, Nanook decides to fulfill her wish. He embarks on a long journey in order to find Ága.
“Some films only really work if projected on the biggest screens available, and Milko Lazarov’s Berlinale closer, Aga, falls emphatically in that category. A narratively simple story about an elderly Yakut couple living in a yurt amid the frozen expanses of northeastern Siberia, its impact relies very heavily on Kaloyan Bozhilov’s majestic widescreen cinematography.”, Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter
Directed by Milko Lazarov
Cast: Mikhail Aprosimov, Feodosia Ivanova, Sergey Egorov, Galina Tikhonova, Afanasiy Kylaev
Duration: 96 mins
Country of Origin: Russia | Year: 2018