'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

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