Big World Pictures will release Milko Lazarov’s ÁGA, which had its World Premiere at the Closing Night Film of Berlin International Film Festival – the first Bulgarian film in 29 years to be honored with that slot. The film went on to win many top prizes at several international film festivals, including Best Film at Cairo International Film Festival; Best Film at Bulgarian Feature Film Festival; Audience Award at Best Feature at Llubljana International Film Festival; and Best Film at Sarajevo Intl. Film Festival.
ÁGA will open at Film Forum in New York on September 4th and at the Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles on September 27. Other cities will follow.
In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of northeastern Siberia, Nanook (Mikhail Aprosimov) and Sedna (Feodosia Ivanova) 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 causes, and the ice has been melting earlier every year. Chena (Sergei Egorov), who visits them regularly, is their only connection to the outside world – and to their daughter Ága (Galina Tikhonova), who left the icy tundra long ago due to a family feud. When Sedna’s health deteriorates, Nanook decides to fulfil her wish. He embarks on a long journey in order to find Ága.