The people of Kyrgyzstan have an ancient tradition: the parents of a large family offer a baby to a childless couple. One day, teenage Azate learns he is an adopted son. His once happy and carefree life is turned upside down.
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Wonderful film full of beautiful simplicity and texture...I wish life were still this simple. There is nothing more powerful then reality, from a culture I know so little about too. Wow I highly recommend.
More people on this site should watch this gift of a film. Never didactic and always humble and meditative, Abdikalykov's poetic language reaches a level of sophistication that, in my opinion, rivals that of Tarkovsky or Bresson. This is a truly beautiful work from a filmmaker who i just have to find out more about now.