Resignation runs through every frame of Dmitri Mamulia’s Another Sky. Ali and his son leave their sheep farm on the Russian countryside to look for the boy’s lost mother. Quietly they suffer through the harsh city-life in Moscow, with low paid jobs and no real home. Aside from struggling with authorities to find his missing wife, Ali seems indifferent to the world around him. As a comment on Russian media and the ruling hopelessness, background TV-sets are constantly reporting on the western countries' fear of the swine flu. Habib Bufares' ability to convey feelings with a blank face creates a gripping portrait of a man taking distance from life. Mamulia’s long scenes and sparse dialogue mirrors the little family’s desperation better than words ever could. The pace is slow but intense. Another Sky is Mamulia’s feature film debut.

Another Sky poster
Title
Another Sky
Director
Dmitri Mamulia
Country
Russia
Length
86 min
Festival
2010
Section
Open Zone
Language
Farsi, Russian
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2010
Original title
Drugoe Nebo
Cast
Habib Bufares, Amirza Muhamadi, Mitra Zahedi
Producer
Arsen Gottlieb
Script
Leonid Sitov
Music
Anna Muzychenko

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