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by Malika Musaeva


Yakha is 17 and loves roaming about the fields with her friend Madina. Her home is a village in Chechnya where she lives with her mother and little brother. She is self-composed by nature and knows what she wants, but is also open to life – which begins to take shape in the form of certain cultural and social concepts. Madina wants to get married; Yakha’s older sister wants a divorce. Her mother is against it – after all, she herself managed to persevere. Together they visit the grave of their father who died in the second Chechen war.

international title: The Cage Is Looking for a Bird
original title: Kletka ishet ptitsu
country: France, Russia
sales agent: Totem Films
year: 2023
genre: fiction
directed by: Malika Musaeva
film run: 87'
screenplay: Malika Musaeva
cast: Khadizha Bataeva, Madina Akkieva, Fatima Elzhurkaeva, Rita Merzhoeva, Magomed Alhastov
cinematography by: Dmitriy Nagovskiy
film editing: Vincent Deyveaux
music: Murat Kabardokov
producer: Ilya Stewart, Nikolay Yankin, Murad Osmann, Pavel Buria
co-producer: Elizaveta Chalenko, Ilya Dzhincharadze
production: Hype Studios, [RU]

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