A bleak landscape. A man who has just lost his wife prepares her body for cremation and takes her, with his best friend and two caged buntings, on a last trip round places that were important to the couple when she was alive.
A funeral pyre on a beach. Ashes scattered in the river to find their way into eternity.
A mesmerising film of the Merja people of the Volga region of Russia.
Osyvanki (Silent Souls) is showing at Edinburgh Filmhouse until Thursday.
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