Festivals: call for entries

30th Open festival of the documentary cinema "Rossia", Ekaterinburg, 1-6/10/2019
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Call the entries: The IV International Festival of national and ethnic cinema "Silver Akbuzat" in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia Federation

 

The IV International Festival of national and ethnic cinema "Silver Akbuzat" in Ufa between 24-27.08.2019. 

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Call the entries: the XI International Youth Film Festival in Kazan

 

The XI International Youth Film Festival will take place in Kazan from the 3rd till the 6th of September.

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Kyrgyz Cinema
Today in VB: column "Ayka vs. Ayganym"
Today in VB: column "Ayka vs. Ayganym"
 
 

 

Sergey Dvortsevoy

Russia, Germany, Poland, Kazakhstan, China, 2018, 100 Min

 

She needs money – urgently. And because Ayka is a woman, she works hard for it. And even harder because she is a Kyrgyz migrant with an expired work permit. Moreover, she has just become a mother, so the normal madness in Moscow's winter becomes a life-threatening trip. Physical performances, a gentle camera, an uncanny film.

 

 

 

Zhanna Issabayeva
Kazakhstan, 2018, 88 Min

 

Rejected / Otvergnutye

Outcast sister, brutal brother. Both will perish. For the landscape is rough and idyllic, and life in it is full of violence. Post-Soviet Kazakhstan is dominated by debts, corruption and a patriarchal way of thinking which – now seen in Zhanna Issabayeva's feminist cinema for the first time from the man's perspective – brings only one thing: misfortune.

 

 

 

 

 

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