by Milko Lazarov

In the snowy Northern wilderness, Nanook and Sedna dream to reunite with their daughter Ága, who has left the slowly eroding, traditional way of life a long time ago.

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.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / Yakut / 96 minutes
Original title
directed by
Milko Lazarov
produced by
Red Carpet in co-production with 42film, Arizona productions, ZDF/Arte and Bulgarian National Television
  • Mikhail Aprosimov
  • Feodosia Ivanova
  • Galina Tikhonova
  • Sergei Egorov
  • Afanasy Klaev

Press Quotes

“Director Milko Lazarov and his cinematographer Kaloyan Bozhilov never cease to amaze.”

“A winning combination of the cosily intimate and the sublimely epic.”

“The screenplay's simplicity is enriched by memorable images whose stillness adds to the overall aura of a period coming to an end.”

“An elegant cinematic experience that transports the audience to another time, to an atavistic way of life. The mystifying climax is both heart-wrenching and head-scratching.”
THE UPCOMING - 4 out of 5 stars

“Milko Lazarov endearingly explores elderly love and an ancient way of life.”

“Stunning visuals.”


“The camera gives the panoramic scenes the vision of magic realism.”