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Небесные жёны луговых мари
Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari

Country: Russia
Year: 2012
Director: Aleksei Fedorchenko
Cast: Yuliya Aug, Yana Esipovich, Vasiliy Domrachyov, Darya Ekamasova, Olga Dobrina, Yana Troyanova
Genre: drama
Language: mari
Translation: Russian subtitles
Time: 1 hour 46 minutes
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In Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari, all the women's names begin with the letter O. There's Okanay Oshanyak, whose aunt rubs her naked body in order to help its development. There's Oshtylech, who picks through a bucket of phallic mushrooms in order to help select her ideal husband. And Onya, who, at the advice of a friend, smells her husband's private parts to confirm her suspicion of his infidelity. Each story takes an endearing approach to love and sexuality as it exists within Mari culture. But the film does not shy away from the folklore's darker undertones: witness the tragic consequence of Oropti succumbing to a forest spirit's curse, or preteen Ormarche witnessing the older girls perform a naked dance at the whim of male ghosts. These fables exalt femininity, and the power it holds within — and beyond — Mari customs.

Awards and festivals:

Rome Film Fest - participation