Ali, a shepherd who roams with his herds the desolate pastures of Central Asia, heads for a big city in search of his wife who left him many years ago and went to the city to earn her living. The nine-year old son of theirs tags along with Ali. Ali looks for his wife everywhere, intent on finding her dead or alive. Ali has to go all the way, so as to untangle the skein of his destiny. And the price he pays for that is immeasurable.
Discovery of the Year | Nika Award of the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts, Russia, 2010
Special Mention, the Ecumenical Jury Award | Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech Republic, 2010
Prize for Best Debut Film, FIPRESCI Prize, Special Mention | Cottbus IFF, Germany, 2010
Grand prix | Batumi FF, Georgia, 2010
Diploma by Guild of Film Critics, Prize for the Best film music | Kinotavr FF, Sochi, Russia, 2010
Best Director | Baltic Debuts FF, Svetlogorsk, Russia, 2010
CAST & CREW
Dmitriy Mamulia, Leonid Sitov
Director of Photography
Habib Bufares, Amirza Muhamadi, Mitra Zahedi
MetronomeFimls/Arsen Gottlieb Production
Born 1969, Tbilisi, Georgia. Graduated from the Tbilisi State University, Philosophy Department in 1993. In 2007, graduated from the Direction Department (under I. Kvirikadze, A. Dobrovolsky) of the Moscow Higher Courses of Film Writers and Directors. Used to teach at the Tbilisi State Inversity, published his works both in Germany (Dreimal Hesse monograph) and in Russia (various magazines, 1997-2007, The Bird Inside texts, 2006). He was awarded for the What Anna has and what has Vera movie script.
Indescribable Company (2006), Silence of the Sirens (2006), Moscow (2007), Another Sky (2010).