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BFMAF 2019 - Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari

The Meadow Mari are a Finno-Urgic ethnic group living on the left bank of the Volga River in central Russia, some- times called ‘the last authentic pagans in Europe’. Across twenty-three short chapters, Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari presents a catalogue of Mari fairytales and folklore, depicting in painterly tableaux a culture driven by ritualistic appreciation for female beauty and feminine sexuality. Vibrant colours, breathtaking cinematography and a gentle sensibility strike a harmony between scenes variously tender and grotesque.

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Director: Aleksey Fedorchenko
Year: 2012
Country: Russia
Language: Russian and Mari with English subtitles
The Maltings is operated by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust Registered Charity No: 701194