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LanguageSakha
The Lord Eagle
Тойон кыыл

Set in the 1930s, Eduard Novikov’s adaptation of Vasily Yakovlev’s short story The Larch that Grew Old with Me follows an elderly couple deep in the Russian taiga. When they find themselves playing host to an unexpected guest one winter — a sacred eagle – they fear its arrival signals ill fortune. With this sparse but moving tale imbued with a deep appreciation for Sakha folklore, beautifully intermingling shamanism and Christianity, Novikov sheds light on an indigenous culture trying to cope with modernity and Soviet rule. The Lord Eagle’s win at the Moscow Film Festival propelled Sakha film into the limelight.

Directed by Eduard Novikov |
Russia |
2018 |
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Sheila Sim
Sheila Sim
A Soaring Lord Eagle
What a delightful film this is. So quiet and gentle, but multi-layered and full of meaning. The performances and the cinematography are superb. I loved it.
Bobbie Kociejowski
Bobbie Kociejowski
The Lord Eagle
I will not review this film except to say how absolutely wonderful it is to be provided with a glimpse into a fascinating culture. This is truly valuable work you are doing and my wife and I would like to congratulate Klassiki. Yours ever, Marius Kociejowski
Awards and Festivals
2018
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Winner
Best Film
Moscow International Film Festival
2018
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Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
International Federation of Film Critics
2018
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Winner
Best Artistic Contribution
Montreal World Film Festival, Canada
2018
Award Laurel
Winner
Best Film
Asian World Film Festival, USA
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