Hyde Park Picture House

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The Eagle Huntress

Time
On 15th February - 2.00 PM
Other showings
From 15th February - 16th February
Starring:
Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv
Director
Dir. Otto Bell
Duration
87mins
Country
UK/MN/US
Year
2016
Synopsis:

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.

Image
eagle
Critical reaction:
  • Otto Bell's beautiful, cinematically innovative documentary ... strikes at the very heart of our primal instincts to strive and succeed ★★★★

    Rebecca Speare-Cole

  • A remarkable documentary, one that combines superb National Geographic-style photography with a storyline that plays out like a real-life folktale with a feminist undertow ★★★★

    Geoffrey Macnab, THE INDEPENDENT