The Cage Is Looking For A Bird
Original Title: id.
Country, year: Francia, Federazione Russa, 2023
Director: Malika Musaeva
Cast: Khadizha Bataeva, Madina Akkieva, Fatima Elzhurkaeva, Rita Merzhoeva, Magomed Alhastov, Muhammad Bataev, Khamila Isaeva, Bekhan Dzakalov, Aishat Akkieva, Dzhambulat Albakov
Screenplay: Malika Musaeva
Photography: Dmitriy Nagovskiy
Film editing: Vincent Deyveaux
Music: Murat Kabardokov
Production: Hype Studios, Sokurov.fund
Location: Cinema Centrale | Date: 25/09/2023 Time 17.30
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In a small Chechen village, Yaha spends her days with Madina, with whom they are very close. Both girls dream of leaving their homes after graduation and escaping to the real world, to live a life they can choose for themselves. Her older sister Heda also dreams of being free, but the price for this is very high – if she decides to try for a divorce, her only son will be in all likelihood be taken away from her, such are the traditions in her culture. The film tells the stories of several Chechen women, where each of them tries to defend their right for freedom and the right to live their own life. Will they succeed and at what cost?