The Song of the Tree

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This is Kyrgyzstan’s first musical, a magnificent and simply epic affair that takes place in the Kyrgyz mountains. Esen, a young man who has been expelled from his village, escapes with the daughter of one of the most powerful men in the village. Whilst being pursued, he is forced to fight for her hand in a battle that results in the destruction of a sacred totem tree. This puts the whole village in jeopardy, and it is up to Esen to redeem himself and save them all.

 

The film is based on an ancient Kyrgyz legend. Full to the brim with Kyrgyz tradition and culture, it depicts the life and the tragedy of the small village with unique musical numbers. This is a rare musical that offers folklore to the power of umpteen.

 

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