Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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Man Follows Birds
(Chelovek Ukhodit Za Ptitsami)



A young boy receives a brutal sentimental education under the open skies of medieval Uzbekistan. This stylistic tour de force by Ali Khamraev is almost impossible to categorise: a mystic vision, a Western western, a display of colour and movement, a portrait of adolescence painted in broad expressionist strokes. The melancholic power of nature comes into its own thanks to the wide-screen and dreamlike atmosphere: it is when the protagonist abandons himself to the landscapes that his and our own emotions spring to life. Influenced by Persian miniatures and poems from the classical literature of Central Asia, Ali Khamraev paints and sculpts a nature that vivifies and reflects emotions – a nature in which the sources of hope and faith are to be found: following the birds means learning about freedom.


  • Titre français
    L’Homme suit les oiseaux
  • Original title
    Chelovek Ukhodit Za Ptitsami
  • Titre international
    Man Follows Birds
  • Photo
    Yuri Klimenko
  • Interprétation
    Dzhanik Faiziyev, Dilorom Kambarova
  • Production
  • Décors
    Emonuel Kalantarov
  • Ventes internationales
    Alla Verlotsky, Seagull Films (États-Unis) :
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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