Deep in the Republic of Sakha, eastern Siberia, we follow the elderly Ignat in a time of life-changing events that are both dramatic, tragic, sad, encouraging and happy. An unexpected friendship between the old man and a young boy is formed.
THE BONFIRE paints a portrait of a man, a friendship, a village and of the Yakut culture. It shows the complexity and fragility of life in a tender, warm and realistic manner; Not with wide brush strokes or shimmering colors, but genuinely and beautifully. The authenticity is enhanced by the fact that actual people in the village play all the characters. No professional actors are involved.
Introduction with director present at screenings on Wednesday and Friday (Fokus 2).