ArmInfo. At the initiative of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Armenia on September 18, the week of Kazakh cinema was launched in the Yerevan cinema "Moscow". "The event was organized within the framework of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Armenia in modern history," the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Armenia Timur Urazaev told reporters during the opening ceremony of the event.
Expressing gratitude to the studio Kazakhfilm for the films, the Ambassador noted that films were selected for the Armenian viewer, which could cover the widest spectator spectrum. <Within the framework of the week of the Kazakh cinema films of different genres and for different age categories will be shown,> T. Urazayev emphasized. According to the Ambassador, the film industry of Kazakhstan is represented by a wide range of both commercial and copyright films, which become the owners of many prizes and awards at international film festivals in different cities.
Concerning the week of Armenian cinema in Kazakhstan, the Ambassador noted: "This must come from the Armenian side and the Armenian public. And Kazakhstan always welcomes the holding of such cultural events, which are aimed at establishing mutual understanding and education of good feelings among the modern spectator."
On the opening day was shown the film "Shal" (Old Man), the Kazakhstani director Yermek Tursunov, was shot based on Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Old Man and the Sea". A fascinating and at the same time ironic drama about a man, his struggle with nature and wolves. The film received a lot of national and international prizes. Today, September 19 at 19:00 the audience is waiting for the film "A Gift to Stalin" (- joint production of Kazakhstan, Russia, Poland and Israel about the hard fate of a small Jewish boy Sabir (Sasha), the son of repressed parents who In 1949,were sent to Kazakhstan, where he was rescued from death by his grandfather-Kazakh, who replaces his parents. The role of the elderly Sasha was performed by the Israeli writer David Markish, whose memories formed the basis of the film. The film received the grand prix of the first international native film festival "East and West, Classics and Vanguard", opened the 13th Pusan Film Festival in Korea, and the draft version of this film was shown at the Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals.
On September 20 at 19:00 the film "The sky of my childhood" directed by Rustem Abdrashev about the childhood of the President of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev, based on his literary memoirs "Without right and left", "Epicenter of the world", "In the center of Eurasia" . The film tells about the formation of the personality and character of the leader of the nation, about his first disappointments and victories, about hopes and dreams come true. Sultan, the so-called Nursultan as a child, dreamed of the sky from a young age - he wanted to become a pilot. By the end of his studies at school, he has a chance to enter the Kiev Civil Aviation Institute, but fate directs him to other peaks.
September 21 at 19:00 - <Nomad> - a joint Kazakh-French film in 2005. The film is based on the second book from the trilogy-epic "Nomads" of the Kazakh classic Ilyas Esenberlin. The young man Mansur is destined to become a great warrior, unite the disparate Kazakh tribes and permanently expel the Dzungar horde from the Kazakh steppe. This lyrical parable of true love, selfless friendship, loyalty to the debt is built on real historical events that took place in the XVIII century. The historical basis of the film is the biography of Abylai Khan. In addition to famous Kazakh actors, Hollywood stars - Mark Dakaskas, Jason Scott Lee and others - also starred in the film.
September 22 at 19:00 - <Transsiberian Express> - adventure feature film of 1977. The second film of tetralogy about Chekist Chadyarov. Previous film - The End of the Ataman (1970), the following films - the Manchu variant (1989) and who are you, Mister Ka? (2010). The film reproduces the events of 1927, when Soviet Chekists prevented the political killing of a large Japanese businessman who was traveling by Trans-Siberian express to Moscow for trade negotiations.