HEAVENLY NOMADIC

By Mirlan ABDYKALYKOV

OY ART - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2015

There are still places in the world where people live in harmony with nature and the mythology which comes out of it. A family of nomads dwelling high in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan find contentment without the conveniences of modern civilization.

Festivals
& Awards

Karlovy Vary IFF 2015
East of the West Competition
Mumbai FF 2015
Int'l Competition Silver Gateway Award
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • KYRGYZSTAN
    • Languages
    • KYRGYZ
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 81 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mirlan ABDYKALYKOV
    • Synopsis
    • There are still places in this world where people live in harmony with nature and its mythology. A family of nomads dwelling high in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan doesn't need any of the conveniences of modern civilization in order to be happy. In the eyes of seven-year-old Umsunai, legends meld with reality and help her overcome her grief over her deceased father. When her uncle returns from the city, she enthusiastically devours his stories of urban life. Yet, in her grandparents’ minds, the very same stories stir up dismal fears about their son’s detachment. Umsunai’s mother is also reluctant to leave their modest rural home behind, even if it means foregoing the chance of a new relationship. For the elderly herdsman and his wife, the heavy machinery that suddenly appears on the meadows where their horses graze represents an omen of painful change. It’s as if a part of their own souls disappears with every destroyed piece of the landscape. This poetic essay about waning traditions is actor Mirlan Abdykalykov's debut feature.
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