Bulgarian director/writer Milko Lazarov (ALIENATION) sets his sublimely shot sophomore feature in the barely populated snowy wilderness of northeastern Siberia, where an elderly Yakut couple, Nanook and Sedna, live in a yurt with their sled dog, continuing to practice centuries-old ancestral traditions in the face of climate change and increasing scarcity. As the pair go about the precarious daily business of survival, their one constant is the dream of reuniting with their only daughter, Ága, who left their slowly vanishing way of life to work at a diamond mine in a distant town. When Sedna's health deteriorates, Nanook is determined to reach Ága and fulfill the couple's wish. Official Selection, 2018 Berlin, Sydney and Chicago film festivals. DIR/SCR Milko Lazarov; SCR Simeon Ventsislavov; PROD Veselka Kiryakova. Bulgaria/Germany/France, 2018, color, 96 min. In Yakut with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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