An affecting take of love and isolation, Milko Lazarov crafts a handsome ode to a dying culture, set against the vast beauty of the tundra.
Each day reindeer hunter Nanook searches for food along the tundra. Back in their modest yurt, his wife Sedna keeps the household running. When they’re together each night, the elderly couple huddle close, reliving their dreams, telling cultural myths and cherishing their memories.
Their only connection to the outside world is Chena, who visits them with updates them on their daughter, Ága, who has left to work in a diamond mine. Nanook stubbornly refuses to speak of Ága, who he feels has abandoned them, but Sedna’s desire to reunite her family is also driven by a secret.
Every frame filled with the texture of life, this finely observed ode to family has an exquisite majesty to behold on the big screen.
"A winning combination of the cosily intimate and the sublimely epic." – The Hollywood Reporter
Sakha (Yakutian) with English subtitles