THE LOAD EAGLE (Feature Film)
Director : Eduard Novikov
Country : Russia/Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Year : 2018
Duration : 80 min
Yakutia, the 1930s. Old Mikipper and his wife Oppuos live their days in thick taiga. Cows, hunting, fishing make up the simple everyday life of the old people. Once early in the winter an eagle flies into their garden. The old people dare no drive it away because eagles are sacred. All through the winter they feed the bird so that it does no attack their cattle. Gradually they grow accustomed to each other. On a cold Christmas day the eagle makes its way into the house and occupies the honorary place in the corner on the shelf next to the icons. From then on the people and the bird start their life together in one house.
Eduard Novikov (1971) born in Yakut Autonomous Republic. In 2001 graduated from the department of directing at the St. Petersburg University of Cinema and Theatre. His graduation work God won several awards at students’ festivals. He is a director and cameraman at the Sakhafilm company. His filmography includes the documentaries Destiny Is Destiny (2006), Sniper of the Russian Land (2008), Tanda (2013), Osuohai – the Dance of Life (2013), Linguist (2018) and the features Plisada (2005) and Messenger from Heaven (2014).