Tuesday 28 January 2020 8pm
Dir: Otto Bell UK, Mongolia, USA 2016
Language: Kazakh with subtitles, English
Running time: 87 minutes Cert: 18
Starring: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv
Supported By: RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in 12 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 breathtaking 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.