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    • Director

      Alan Lambert

    • Credits

      Alan Lambert

    • Principal Cast

      Dean Cronin
      Kashmira Larkin
      Ademola Oladeji
      Keshet Zur

  • Category


In the distant future climate change has devastated the Earth. Pushtar, a tundra on the outskirts of the Himalayas, 
is home to a disparate settlement. Among them, a breed of hypersensitive children acting as weather vanes to atmospheric changes that are guided by 8ft tall ‘Pteradogs’, and governed by a council of Elders.

Lambert's third feature is an epic sci-fi film but, as critic Fergus Daly wrote, “’s as if Hollywood was suddenly taken over by artists”, and critic Maximilian LeCain calls it "[the] product of a truly independent cinematic sensibility." Pushtar is the fruit of an unadulterated imagination.

(Notes by Dean Kavanagh)

58 Minutes, Ireland, 2015, Colour

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