Assan-Ussen

Aktan Abdikalikov, Kyrgyzstan, 1997; 7m
Assan-Ussen
Aktan Abdikalikov's simple, clear-eyed poetry finds an elemental form here. Two twin brothers are walking down the road carrying a pail of water, they fight and come to blows, and a bemused older man intervenes and sets them back on their way. It's that simple and it's that lovely.