Not quite long enough to be a feature and perhaps too long to be a 'short', Clement Cogitore's film "Braguino" is more an ethnographic essay than a documentary. He filmed it in the wilderness of Eastern Siberia and it looks at the lives of two families living on opposite banks of a river but who don't get along. In the centre of the river is a small island where the families' children come and play, too young perhaps to understand the concept of 'feuds'. There is no narration; Cogitore lets his characters speak for themselves. It's a rare glimpse into a way of life that might have existed a few hundred years ago but which seems almost alien today. It only lasts 49 minutes but since almost nothing actually happens, (a bear is killed; the families square up to each other in a scene you think might will develop into something but doesn't), these could be the longest 49 minutes of your life.
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In the Siberian forest, away from any civilization, a feud is opposing two families whose houses are separated by a river. In the middle of the river stands an island where the kids of the two families are meeting on their own.
July 1, 2021