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.
Oeuvre d'une grande limpidité, rehaussée par un superbe noir et blanc et quelques poétiques touches de couleur. Une cinématographie souvent remarquable qui peine à se faire connaître, pour notre plus grand désappointement... www.cinefiches.com