In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of the North, Nanook and Sedna live following the traditions of their ancestors. Alone in the wilderness, they look like the last people on Earth. Nanook and Sedna's traditional way of life starts changing - slowly, but inevitably. Hunting becomes more and more difficult, the animals around them die from inexplicable deaths and the ice has been melting earlier every year. Chena, who visits them regularly, is their only connection to the outside world - and to their daughter Ága, who has left the icy tundra a long time ago due to family feud. When Sedna's health deteriorates, Nanook decides to fulfill her wish. He embarks on a long journey in order to find Ága.
- Best Feature Film - Sarajevo FF
- Pilar Miró Award for Best New Director, Green Spike - Valladolid IFF
- Bulgaria's Submission for the 92nd Academy Awards
- Mikhail Aprosimov
- Feodosia Ivanova
- Sergei Egorov
- Simeon Ventsislavov
- Milko Lazarov
- Kaloyan Bozhilov
- Veselka Kiryakova
- Penka Kouneva
- BETA CINEMA
- RED CARPET
- 42FILM GMBH
- ARIZONA FILMS
The screenplay’s simplicity is enriched by memorable images whose stillness adds to the overall aura of a period coming to an end.
Aga emerges as a winning combination of the cozily intimate and the sublimely epic.
In his new film, Bulgarian filmmaker Milko Lazarov endearingly explores elderly love and an ancient way of life.
We all lived together, we had a number of rooms on the same floor, same building. We really tried to make sure we had close relations. We also took care of hygiene, this was important. We looked at all the details, including the nitty gritty of life. That’s what you see in this production. The film is bigger than we are. We need to serve the film and we need to have this attitude of not wanting to hurt or damage the film.
Milko Lazarov is a Bulgarian film director born in 1967. He graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he studied in the class of Prof. Vladislav Ikonomov. He was a lecturer in NATFA’s film department. His feature debut ALIENATION premiered and was awarded at Venice 70’ in the official selection of Venice Days. His second movie ÁGA premiered at Berlinale competition (out of competition) and was awarded with Best movie at Fajr Film Festival, Cabourg Film Festival and Sarajevo Film Festival. Milko Lazarov was awarded with Best director at Filmkunstfest, Shwerin and Eurasia Film Festival.