DIRECTOR: Milko Lazarov
BULGARIA/GERMANY/FRANCE / 2018
SATURDAY 11 MAY 7:3OPM / CINEMA 1
SATURDAY 18 MAY 5:OOPM / CINEMA 2
RUNNING TIME: 96 MINS
Aga is an elegant, cinematic experience that transports the audience to another time…and way of life.
First screened at the Berlinale, and winner of Best Film at the Sarajevo Film Festival, the film is set in freezing Siberia and makes you feel every ache and pain of existence of this elderly couple. Nanook, a reindeer hunter, and Sedna live in a Yurt (nomadic tent), where he seeks food on a daily basis with a set ritual, while she tends to the home. In this isolated wilderness, there is little else that occupies their life. That is until external events begin to intrude on their mundane lives, suggesting approaching disease and climate change. These threatening events begin to unfold in a way which suggest their lives will be affected. A mesmerising view of a little-known world enhanced by the echoes the film has of the classic 1922 silent film by Robert Flaherty: Nanook of the North.
THERE WILL BE A BRIEF DISCUSSION ON THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON NATURAL AND HUMAN LIFE FOLLOWING THE HOBART SCREENING.