The Eagle Huntress

Still from The Eagle Huntress

Friday, 15 September 2017: The Eagle Huntress

Friday, 15 September 2017, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Otto Bell, United Kingdom/Mongolia/United States 2016, 87 mins, PG

“The old men who govern the sport… say she should be cooking and cleaning. Tell that to Aisholpan!” The Guardian

Rosy-cheeked 13 year old Mongolian Aisholpan is trained by her admiring and enlightened father to achieve her dream of hunting on horseback with a golden eagle. This beautifully shot film, reminiscent of Flaherty, follows her as she overcomes scathing Kazakh elders and arctic temperatures in the remote and stunning Altai mountains.


Further reading

  1. Guardian (Toronto Film Festival)
  2. New York Times
  3. Slant magazine
  4. Eye for Film
  5. Guardian
  6. FT: interview with director
  7. No Film School: interview with director
  8. Time Out
  9. Little White Lies
  10. The Sunday Age