But their apparently idyllic life has been tough since Umsunai’s father drowned. After listening to her grandfather’s stories she’s now convinced her father has been reborn as a bird that’s watching over them. With its wistful humour, this is a warm, atmospheric, sweet natured tale about nomadic traditions that are slowly disappearing from the magnificent mountains of Central Asia.
“a visually majestic debut” Variety
Winner FEDEORA Award Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015
Kyrgyzstan’s Entry For the Oscars in 2016