• The Eagle Huntress (2016)

The Eagle Huntress

Release Date: November 2nd, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 7th, 2017

G |1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan's father, Nurgaiv, believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she's determined.

Cast: Daisy Ridley

Director: Otto Bell

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Stacey Reiss, Sony Pictures Classics, 19340 Productions, Kissaki Films

Keywords: 2010s , Love , Fascinating , Family , Quest , Cool , Inspiring ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Allan HunterScreen International

    A stunning location and a winning character are cannily deployed to create a likeable film in which audiences will need little persuasion to cheer the triumph of the underdog. show more

  • 50
    Boyd van HoeijThe Hollywood Reporter

    Visually, the results are quite often striking, and they are also sharply cut together. But there’s a nagging suspicion throughout that there’s been more preparation for especially the set-pieces than would normally be the case on a documentary. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This genuinely affecting film amps up its feelgoodism with spasms of glib dramatics and shamelessly soupy music. show more

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Nominated Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)