Ága trailer: Love, family and the dying embers of an ancient culture
Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov's Ága went down extremely well with the critics at the Berlin Film Festival earlier in the year. It's a rare look at an Inuit culture - the indigenous people of Greenland, Canada and Alaska - seen through the eyes of an ageing couple who are seeing their way of life slowly disappear day-by-day. The film is currently doing the festival circuit and will play at the Sarajevo Film Festival which begun yesterday. Watch the trailer for Ága above to see more.
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 fulfil her wish. He embarks on a long journey in order to find Ága.
Mikhail Aprosimov, Feodosia Ivanova and Sergei Egorov all feature in the film.
Ága has a release date for mid-October in Germany and hopefully it will get a release of some sort in the UK next year.