Ayaal ADAMOV
Айаал АДАМОВ
Ayaal ADAMOV
Russia (Yakutia), 2023, 22mn 
fiction
Ayy Kuo
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Айыы Куо

 

 Ayy Kuo

 Aïkyo

 
Directed by : Ayaal ADAMOV (Айаал АДАМОВ)
Writing credits : Irina BOGATYREVA (Ирина БОГАТЫРЕВА)
 
Cast
Yelena MARKOVA (Елена МАРКОВА)
Anastasia ALEKSEYEVA (Анастасия АЛЕКСЕЕВА)
Alyona PTITSYNA (Алёна ПТИЦЫНА)
 
Cinematography : Semyon AMANATOV (Семён АМАНАТОВ)
Production design : Tatyana KONNIKOVA (Татьяна КОННИКОВА)
Produced by : Semyon KYCHKIN (Семён КЫЧКИН), Pavel SARYCHEV (Павел САРЫЧЕВ)
Companies : Company Ayaal ADAMOV / Sakhafilm
 
language Yakoute
Sites : Kinopoisk, IMDb

Plot synopsis
The younger sister studies in St. Petersburg. Having received news of the death of her older sister, she returns home to a remote Yakut village. A mystical film about an inextricable connection with one’s native place.
 

commentaries
Че, обнимемся?. Сны о ценности жизни у края жизни. Завершился фестиваль «Послание к человеку» [A propos du festival Message to Man, 2023], Larisa MALUKOVA, novayagazeta.ru, 2023
Дрожь надломленного голоса: Айыы Куо Айаала Адамова [A propos du film yakoute Aykuo, 2023, de Ayaaal Adamov], Дарья ЧЕРНОВА, kinoart.ru, 2023
 
Through song, the haunting spectre of grief is poetically expressed in this updated Yakut Epic. As two sisters meet in the space between life and death, their past and present relationship is unveiled as the younger sister returns from St. Petersburg. Yakut tradition, language and storytelling are brilliantly staged in an atmospheric and vaporous way.
Festival du nouveau cinéma, 2023, Montréal

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Russian Film Festival For Another Russia, Paris (France), 2024
- Tromso International Film Festival : TIFF, Tromso (Norway), 2024
- "Spirit of Fire" International Debut Film Festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2024
- New Cinema Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2023
- The Cinema of Sakha (Yakutia), kinoglaz.fr (France), 2023
- Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2023

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