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Monday, 09 July 2012 00:00

New materials about Kyrgyz cinema at Kinokultura


Two materials: first - "Kyrgyzstan, Nation of Films Festivals" by Gul'bara Tolomushova, second film-review about Aktan Arym Kubat's Mother's Heaven by Viera Langerova were published at Kinokultura on-line journal.


1. Fragment from "Kyrgyzstan, Nation of Films Festivals":


Cinematic life in Bishkek has become noticeably more lively. It’s difficult to keep track of the number of films being released. Enterprising people have discovered a new way to make money: “cinematic fast-food”. The movie theater of the State Historical Museum, which has become the main venue for undemanding viewers, is constantly sold out. On the other hand, it is good to see the amateur productions being overshadowed by professionally made domestic and foreign films that are given gala premieres in the elite movie theaters of the capital. And it is good that the owners of large cinemas are making their theaters available for the best of world and Kyrgyz cinema during the festival period. Festivals give us a unique opportunity to watch, discuss, and evaluate a large number of new, quality films.

Little Kyrgyzstan has become the Central Asian record-holder for the number of film festivals, with five:


More read, please open this: "Kyrgyzstan, Nation of Films Festivals"


2. Fragment from review about "Mother's Heaven" by Aktan Arym Kubat:


A Wish on the Tracks


Aktan Arym Kubat’s films have always been oriented toward indigenous Kyrgyz culture. They are full of visual beauty, giving us a whiff of life in the villages where not much changed, even during Soviet times. This steppe space with its nomadic way of life has always had all the assets of Central Asian exoticism: yurts, herds of stock, ancient rituals surviving all attempts of modernization.

More read, please open this: Review about Aktan Arym Kubat's Mother's Heaven by Viera Langerova


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