'Happy People: A Year in the Taiga' -- 3 stars

<b>No Rating; 1:34 running time</b><br><br>
In Soloviev's hands, we see an ordinary ax become an instrument of art. Traps, huts, snow skis  the useful sort  emerge from felled trees with techniques handed down for generations. One of his dogs is always at his side, as critical to a hunter's survival as a trap or a gun. There is no room for coddling here: The dogs sleep in the snow outside, and they run for miles at a time, yet the bond between the animals and the man becomes its own story. -- Betsy Sharkey<br><br><a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-0220-happy-people-year-taiga-20130221,0,1901487.story>Read the full "Happy People: A Year in the Taiga" movie review</a>

( February 21, 2013 )

No Rating; 1:34 running time

In Soloviev's hands, we see an ordinary ax become an instrument of art. Traps, huts, snow skis the useful sort emerge from felled trees with techniques handed down for generations. One of his dogs is always at his side, as critical to a hunter's survival as a trap or a gun. There is no room for coddling here: The dogs sleep in the snow outside, and they run for miles at a time, yet the bond between the animals and the man becomes its own story. -- Betsy Sharkey

Read the full "Happy People: A Year in the Taiga" movie review

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