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Arizona Premiere! Official 2020 Academy Awards selection of Bulgaria.
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.
“A small gem of focused filmmaking…stunningly photographed…unforgettable.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
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. Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov’s simultaneously intimate and epic film weaves heart-wrenching dialogues, classical music, and elegant direction, reinforced by cinematographer Kaloyan Bozhilov’s exquisite work, into a mesmerizing, must-see film. (Dir. by Milko Lazarov, 2019, Bulgaria/Germany/France, in Yakut with English subtitles, 96 mins., Not Rated) Other festivals: Berlin; Chicago; San Francisco
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