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by Denis Gheerbrant


A horde of wild horses, historians who sing songs of the colonial war against the Russian empire, young people dancing on a public square, villagers cobbling together their own museum : in a small Caucasian republic, a whole people remembers. And, all along, the painter Rouslan Tsrimov guides us into the way of living and the thoughts of the Nartes, the mythical ancestors, as recounted by their saga.

international title: Before the Sky Came To Light
original title: Avant que le ciel n’apparaisse
country: France
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Denis Gheerbrant
film run: 85'
screenplay: Lina Tsrimova, Denis Gheerbrant
cinematography by: Denis Gheerbrant
film editing: Denis Gheerbrant
producer: Richard Copans, Walid Bekhti
production: Les Films d'Ici, Mal’famés films
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