Likely Oscar Contender!
“A bliss-out” (Manohla Dargis, New York Times), THE EAGLE HUNTRESS , narrated by Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Daisy Ridley, 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 handed down from father to son for centuries. Set against the breath-taking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film. “Along with Aisholpan’s enduring spirit, The Eagle Huntress excels in portraying the beauty and respect the people here have for both the animals and environment”—Film Stage. G. In English and in Kazakh with English subtitles. 87 Min.