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LanguageSakha
Warning Violence
The Bonfire
Костёр на ветру

Set in the remote reaches of the Sakha Republic, The Bonfire tells a story of death, guilt, and redemption. Dmitry Davydov’s breakthrough film is centred on Ignat, an elderly craftsman whose son causes the death of his cousin. As the tragic consequences of this accident mount, Ignat strikes up an unlikely relationship with a troubled local boy, who may offer the bereaved old man a path back to the world — if the spirit of vengeance can be put to rest. Performed with great power by non-professional actors and making full use of the harsh beauty of the region, Davydov’s film is both sparse and profound.

Directed by Dmitry Davydov |
Russia |
2016 |
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michael heath
michael heath
the white world….
Magnificent film that haunts the imagination....
Great finale to the Sakha season....thankyou for introducing
me to your world....
ASHLEY UPSHALL
ASHLEY UPSHALL
Sakah Culture
Thank you Klassika I have really enjoyed this Sakha season all four films have been enlightening on a culture I was not familiar with. The Bonfire is remarkable considering the lack of experience with cast and crew.
Awards and Festivals
2016
Award Laurel
Nominated
Asia Pacific Film Awards
Busan International Film Festival
2016
Award Laurel
Winner
Best Film
imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival
Cast and Crew