Awards : Prix de la Critique Internationale et Prix de l’Office Catholique du Cinéma au Festival de Mannheim
Prix Spécial du Jury, Prix du Public au Festival des Trois Continents à Nantes
Prix Trigon Film au Festival de Fribourg
Prix du Public au Festival de Belfort
Grand prix au Festival de Turin.
Bachtiyar Hudoynazarov's lyrical road movie follows two brothers - 17-year-old Farrukh and 7-year-old Azamat - on a journey by cargo train in search of their father. When they finally reach him, he doesn't even recognize them. The film is about as inventive and exhilarating as the genre gets, managing a touching character study as well as a sensitively drawn portrait-in-motion of makeshift life in modern Tadjikistan. The country seems to be on the edge of falling apart as the brothers draw closer together. A uniquely touching film, made by a young director with a feel for the wonders in everyday life.
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