Aroview: A goofy love story is eked out of this astonishing account of nomadic life, where a family not only survive but relish sheep and goat herding on the barren, windswept steppes of Kazakhstan.
Essentially a raw documentary given dramatic elements, in which the family’s uncle courts a prospective wife so he can start a farm of his own, the film stands alone as an eye-opening look at the hardships of farming the unforgiving terrain, however is far more spirited than its tough circumstances suggest. Enlivened by the naïve comic sensibility of its non-professional cast, this is also oddly thrilling as a feat of filmmaking; the environmental challenges something to marvel at.
4 stars (Very Good) This film is a treasure! Unique landscape and living circumstances of these people. The plot was charming and amazing that most characters were non-actors. Note the youngest cast member - the director just let him happen!! A brilliant feat.~Rhonwen