Writer/director Joachim Lafosse’s drama about a challenging family relationship features two great performances at its core. Sybille is through with watching her teenage boy, Samuel, get lost into a life of hatred and violence. Determined to avert this, they both embark on horseback to the rugged terrain of Kyrgyzstan, its spectacular vistas providing a dramatic change from home. Lafosse places us front and centre in this distant place as raw emotions and past slights are revealed.
With the support of the Embassy of Belgium in Ireland.
Joachim Lafosse's wonderful deft handling with actors is to the fore of this beautifully understated story of a mother and son, with Kyrgyzstan as the spectacular backdropGráinne Humphreys, Festival Director
Kacey Mottet Klein