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. ...
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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.
The imagery and the music are fantastic. The story line and the slow moving pace are done well. The acting is good. However, the biggest shortcoming of this film is the lack of any kind of camera movement, none. This was the single biggest mistake of this film. Some camera movement would have imbued the movie with emotional energy and would have made the beautiful shots come to life. At times I felt as if I was looking at landscape photography or animated stills. I sort of guess the idea but it doesn't work. Everything is frozen but the camera does not need to be.
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