In the powerful landscape of Central Asia, a family collides between tradition and modernity

We are proud to present Heavenly Nomadic on the 26th of September at IL KINO. Don’t miss the only chance to catch this debut film in Berlin!

Alissa Simon writes on Variety: “Tradition and modernity gently clash as the cycle of life plays out for a horse-herding family living amid remote mountains in Heavenly Nomadic, the feature debut of Mirlan Abdykalykov, son of Kyrgyzstan’s best-known auteur, Aktan Arym Kubat.”

This poetic sketch “about nomadic traditions that are slowly disappearing in the high mountains of Kyrgyzstan” tells the story of three generations of a nomadic family who live in the high, remote mountains of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia.

Elderly herdsman Tabyldy is the head of the family, while his wife Karachach cooks and looks after their cute 7 year old granddaughter Umsunai. Their daughter-in-law Shaiyr takes care of the heavy manual labour required to keep them in the horse-milk trade. The absence of other men in the family is keenly felt. Shaiyr’s son Ulan is studying architecture in the city and her husband died some years ago. Shaiyr decided to stay with the family, due to her strong attachment to the wonderful land and its people. But another resident of the area appears in Shaiyr’s life, the meteorologist named Ermek, whose weather station is located near the family’s home.