Bulgaria, Germany, France
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. The game is disappearing, the animals around them die from inexplicable deaths, and the ice has been melting earlier every year.
Their routine is broken only by the sporadic visits by Chena, a young man who lives in the closest settlement.
When Sedna’s health deteriorates and she eventually dies, Nanook decides to fulfil her last wish and find Ága – their daughter who ran away long ago, abandoning their traditions and choosing to live in the city.
Nanook embarks on a long journey to reunite with his daughter.
My intention with this movie is to look steadily at how the offensive civilization put to proof the conservation of Northern communities. I am interested how these same people, who live in unbearable conditions for the modern man, have succeeded to preserve the delicacy in their interpersonal relations, and to perceive life with smile and sympathy.
2018 - ÁGA
2013 - ALIENATION
2009 - ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE, doc
2007 - STEFAN STAMBOLOV, doc
2007 - HRISTO BOTEV, doc
2001 - ERLKOENIG, short
2000 - ROUNDABOUT, short
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Milko Lazarov
Written by: Milko Lazarov, Simeon Ventsislavov
Produced by: Veselka Kiryakova, Eike Goreczka, Christoph Kukula, Guillaume de Seille
Cinematography: Kaloyan Bozhilov
Editing: Veselka Kiryakova
Production Design: Ariunsaichan Dawaachu
Costume Design: Vanina Geleva, Daria Dmitrieva
Make-Up & Hair: Natalya Tomskaya
Original Score: Penka Kouneva
Sound Design: Sebastian Schmidt
Visual Effects: Alexander Kartsov
Main Cast: Mikhail Aprosimov (Nanook), Feodosia Ivanova (Sedna), Galina Tikhonova (Aga)
Nominations and Awards
- EFA Feature Film Selection 2018