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NATIVe - Indigenous Cinema

Ogo Kuyuurduu Turara

Boy and Lake

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A Sakha boy sets out on a lyrical journey, crossing the boreal forest to catch fish in a secluded icebound lake. He performs the precise and strenuous task of cutting a fishing-hole into the ice as a meditative ritual, working through the exhaustion. The isolated surroundings give way to a dreamlike aura, where his reality shifts to a spiritual realm. The poetically composed imagery throughout the film infuses magic into this ancient Arctic tradition, while emotionally connecting with the boy.

by
Prokopyi Nogovitsyn

Russian Federation 2003

Without dialogue

25 min · Colour

With

Slava Titov
Roman Danilov
Vladimir Krivoshapkin
Anatolyi Solomonov
Semen Konstantinov

Crew

Written and directed by
Prokopyi Nogovitsyn
Director of Photography
Yuri Berezhnev
Editor
Yuri Berezhnev
Music
Vladimir Pestryakov
Sound Design
Yakov Alexandrov
Sound
Yakov Alexandrov
Production Design
Stas Khabarov
Casting
Prokopyi Nogovitsyn

Biography

Prokopyi Nogovitsyn

Born in 1955 in the Oy village, Yakutia, he graduated from Khabarovsk Institute of Culture. Currently, he works as the vice director on research projects at Oyskaya Secondary School in the Khangalasskyi region. He is also an ethnographer and organizer of the Middle Lena river expeditions for schoolchildren; a film director, a cameraman, an author of 10 feature short films that were awarded and participated at the following international film festivals: 'Kinoshok' (Anapa), 'Pacific Meridians' (Vladivostok), 'Northern Branch of Asian Films' (Salekhard), Lebanon IFF (Lebanon), Dhaka IFF (Bangladesh), Yakutsk IFF (Yakutia).

Filmography

2003 Ogo Kuyuurduu Turara 2007 Earth Spirit 2008 Old Man Archylaan · A Friend Lost 2009 Utum (The Thread of Time) · Granny Taal-Taal 2012 Iye Kut (Mother Image) · Wooden Horse

Produced by

Sakha Film
Yakutsk, Russian Federation
4112 360814

World sales

Sakha Cineclub
Yakutsk, Russian Federation
+7 9248689923