The Eagle Huntress

Follow Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rise to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.

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  • ★★★★ review by Sara Baudelaire on Letterboxd

    I have no idea if this is staged or not, but Aisholpan is a badass. This movie is why people play Rangers in RPGs.

  • ★★★½ review by Raul Marques on Letterboxd

    The best ethnographic/feminist/sports/Disney princess/Mongolian documentary I've ever seen, even if a lot of it feels overproduced and staged. Daisy Ridley's narration is mostly redundant, Sia's song is, as usual, too bombastic for the film it closes and the filmmakers are so enamored by Planet Earth style of editing they're willing to do the hideous atrocity of cutting away from the truly pure human protagonists of their movie, but the result overall is still a positively crowdpleasing little picture that's incredibly intoxicating.

  • ★★★½ review by tk_248 on Letterboxd

    Милая документалка про girl power, которая очень вовремя застала подъем всей феминистической движухи. Пока некоторые особо прогрессивные девочки требуют равноправия только по половой принадлежности, другие идут к равноправию логическим путем - освоением "мужского" ремесла. Кроме того, лулзы доставляет тот факт, что это просиходит в суровых степях Монголии. Кстати, тамошние казахи радуют более чем адекватной реакцей на выбор Айшолпан, хотя ожидал, будет полная дичь и треш, но это ещё не точно - фильм целиком в чётко отработанной хореографии.

  • ★★★★★ review by Angelo Palpal-latoc on Letterboxd

    A stirring story of a young Kazakh nomad girl who wanted to become an eagle hunter despite the patriarchal beliefs of the culture she belongs to. I didn't think this would be the kind of movie that would make me shed tears, but it did. And it felt like I was part of her journey, a spiritual journey of creating a bond with nature.

  • ★★★★ review by Idan Datauker on Letterboxd

    Next level documentary cinematography

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