The Eagle Huntress

Otto Bell - 87'

SCREENINGS

2018. január 24. l 10-es terem l 11.00
2018. január 28. l 11-es terem l 20.00

SYNOPSIS

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.

While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part their ancient tradition, Aisholpan’s father Nurgaiv believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she’s determined. Aispolpan is ready to test her abilities and enters the renowned Golden Eagle Festival to face off against 70 of the greatest Kazakh eagle hunters in Mongolia.

CAST

DIRECTOR

Otto Bell

PRODUCER

Sharon Chang / Stacey Reiss

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Simon Niblet

EDITOR

Pierre Takal


MORE INFORMATIONS

Country: United Kingdom, Mongolia, United States, 2016

Duration: 87'

Categories: In competition - We’re changing - BIDF 2018

Original language: Mongolian


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