Following the idiosyncratic Silent Souls (2010), director Alexey Fedorchenko again focuses on the rites and rituals of a Russian ethnic group, this time the enigmatic Meadow Mari, of the Ural Mountains.
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Dancing over a totally different tune than Silent Souls, Fedorchenko still surprises in his exploration of russian folklore. A little bit redudant, but it's typical when you put so much enthusiasm in uncovering such esotic tales to a wider public.
Short stories about women from the Meadow Mari (Finno-Ugric ethnic group). They are full of light and life with a pinch of rustic mysticism. The best east European film about folk culture since Parajanov