Close to Eden
- Original title
- Running time
- 118 min.
- Soviet Union (USSR)
Nikita Mikhalkov, Rustam Ibragimbekov
Co-production Soviet Union (USSR)-France; Camera One / Hachette Premiere / Studio Trite (URSS) / Union Générale Cinématographique / Centre National de la Cinématographie
- Synopsis / Plot
- Gombo is a simple man who lives in the vast grassy fields of China with his wife, two children, and mother. The most interesting aspect of the film is the dragonfly Gombo and his son play with. The son is soon distracted by his mother, a city-girl, squeaking a little toy doll. He runs off and plays with his doll. Later in the film, the boy catches a dragonfly himself and amazes his mother and sister with the awesomeness of nature's toys.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Nominated for Cesar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
: 2 Awards in el Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion, Award OCIC
: European Film Awards: Best Film
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