’Le Goût du Koumiz’, Christiaens’ first feature film, is all about the consequences of the communist regime for nomadic tribes in the Russian province of Kyrgyzstan. The narrator saw how his father, the chief of a tribe, was deported in the thirties, becoming isolated from nomadic life. The images of the Kyrgyzstan countryside and its inhabitants are rendered in contrasting black-and-white and accompanied by dark violins. As a result the film predominantly breathes nostalgia. ’Le Goût du Koumiz’ is more of a poetical and melancholic account than a documentary in the usual sense.

  • Format Digital Betacam(Digital Betacam)
  • Color system PAL
  • Color b&w
  • Year 2003
  • Duration 00:55:33
  • Languageinfo
    Subtitles: French
    Running text/titles: French
    Spoken: Russian
  • Artists