Ága - Bulgaria BIFF Oscar® Contender


AMC Castleton Square Theater 5 Sun, Oct 13, 2019 2:20 PM
Film Info
Film Type:Best International Feature Film Oscar® Contenders
Narrative Feature
Release Year:2018
Runtime:96 mins
Rating:Mature audiences
Production Country:Bulgaria
Original Language:Yakut
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Milko Lazarov
Cast:Mikhail Aprosimov
Feodosia Ivanova
Sergei Egorov
Galina Tikhonova
Producer(s):Veselka Kiryakova
Screenwriter:Simeon Ventsislavov
Milko Lazarov
Cinematographer:Kaloyan Bozhilov


A slow burning, simple but ultimately involving story of an aging Yakut hunter and his wife as they eke out the last of a fragile livelihood in the frozen arctic vastness of Siberia. They live alone in a windblown yurt, enduring the frozen arctic winter and longing for reconnection with their estranged daughter. This longing sets off a quest to find her at a far-off diamond mine. A film that requires patience but delivers. "Ága" is deliberately reminiscent of Robert Flaherty’s immortal "Nanook of The North" (1922).

 Part of the "Best International Feature Film Oscar® Contenders" program!