Monday, March 7, 2022

Ala Kachuu (2021)

Ala Kachuu (2021): Oscar-nominated live-action short. Kyrgyz girl who dreams of higher education is kidnapped and forced to marry. A cultural practice there openly accepted as proper, we see as barbaric. Depressing. Well-acted. Beautiful cinematography. Best of 5 nominees. A-






My ranking of the five nominees:

  • Ala Kachuu - Take and Run (Switzerland/Kyrgyzstan): A-
  • The Dress (Poland): Portrait of a lonely hotel maid with dwarfism. A-
  • On My Mind (Denmark): Portrait of a man who uses karaoke to deal with loss. B+
  • Please Hold (US): Man is unjustly incarcerated in an automated, robotic prison. B+
  • The Long Goodbye (UK): Wedding in immigrant household is interrupted by a raid. B+


rstrawntx said...

Thanks for your continued work on all the things you do and comment on. Keep up the good work.


Mark Steger said...

Rusty, thank you and you're welcome. It's always good to hear from you.