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Aatsinki: The Story Of Arctic Cowboys

Aatsinki: The Story Of Arctic Cowboys (2014)

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One year in the life of a family of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland. A study of hard work, hard-earned leisure, and an intricate bond between man and nature. Brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki are cowboys of the Arctic. Quiet but good natured, dare-devilish but humble, rugged but gentle, and exceptionally knowledgable when it comes to their little slice of wilderness. These men are what John Wayne wanted to be. The brothers, along with their wives and children, live well north of the Arctic

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Documentary, Special Interest

Jessica Oreck

$2.8k

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With the perseverance of a field anthropologist and the eye of a poet, documentarian Jessica Oreck traces a year of seasons in the stunning "Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys."

February 27, 2014 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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This challenging and mesmerizing documentary captures horror and joy with the same gorgeous dispassion.

January 23, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The Aatsinki siblings never rise past a kind of rotely anonymous masculinity, and overall the film tends to lull rather than engage the senses.

January 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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While some of the workers' chitchat is translated via subtitles, long passages of it are not. Oreck's imagery of the forbidding Arctic landscape through its seasonal transformations (the movie covers roughly a year) is eloquent enough.

January 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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The close bonds between life and land, human and nature are quietly observed in Jessica Orek's beautiful documentary Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys.

May 29, 2014 Full Review Source: Daily Express
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Audiences will not fail to notice that Oreck has consciously and effectively sought to re-frame her long term fascination with American westerns and cowboys as a Nordic western of the Finnish order.

February 27, 2014 Full Review Source: The Skinny
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