The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Romania, in collaboration with Rompetrol, brand of KazMunayGas International, brings to the Romanian public three masterpieces of Kazakh cinema as part of the 6th edition of Kazakh Film Festival. The event is one of the biggest of its kind in the region, organized on March 16- 18.
The movies can be seen online, for free on https://eventbook.ro/program/elvirepopesco.
During the 3 days of festival, the following films will be screened:
The film is based on the story of Herodotus about the death of the Persian King Cyrus the Great during the war with Massagetae, which was commanded by the queen of the steppe – legendary Tomiris. She is destined to become a skillful warrior, survive the loss of close people and unite the Scythian/Saka tribes under her authority.
Directed by: Akan Sataev
Starring: Almira Tursyn, Adil Akhmetov, Aizhan Lighg, Erkebulan Dayirov
Date: MARCH 16, 2021
Running time: 195 min
Walnut tree/Zhangak Tal
Walnut Tree is a film about Aisulu and Gabit who are deeply in love with each other. The film gives a glimpse into the lives of the couple and people around them living in a remote village. It is filled with warmth, compassion and laughter.
Directed by: Yerlan Nurmukhambetov
Starring: Rustem Zhanyamanov, Balnur Asyl, Nurzhan Zhumanov, Asylbek Musabekov
Date: MARCH 17, 2021
Running time: 81 min
Road to home/Doroga Domoy
The film plot is a story about a Kazakh who chose life away from his homeland, but who eventually realizes that the main thing in a person’s life is love for the Motherland and his family. Maksat, the hero of the film, enjoys living and working in Europe. He is a microbiologist in a big company and leads large-scale projects. He used to watch his homeland from the plane window, during the rare visits and business trips. Only the death of his grandfather, who lives in isolation in a remote village, makes adjustments to the schedule of a successful businessman.
Directed by: Rashid Suleimenov
Starring: Sanzhar Madiev, Aruzhan Dzhazilbekova, Obonna Endabuese, Erkebulan Daiyrov, Sergey Shtern
Date: MARCH 18, 2021
Running time: 90 min
The partners of the event are The French Institute and Kazakhfilm Studio.
KMG International has developed, for more than 13 years, projects that promote the Romanian culture and identity in Kazakhstan (through partnership with Dacia Association - founded by Kazakhs of Romanian ancestry, living in the Karaganda region from Kazakhstan), as well as the Kazakh culture in Romania through events such as the Leyla Mahat exhibition – HERE I AM, the publication of Kazakh well-known writer Abay Kunanbaev in Romanian, Astana City Festival at the village Museum Dimitrie Gusti.
The Group supports and promotes, through the partnership with organizers of George Enescu International Contest - young talents, laureates of Kazakh origin of the George Enescu International Contest (Erzhan Kulibaev - violin, Amir Tebenikhin - piano).
The rich history of this state situated in Central Asia dates back to the times when Nomadic tribes populated the region, but it was only at the beginning of the fifteenth century when the Kazakh identity came into being. Kazakh culture has been shaped by the nomadic pastoral lifestyle, with Islamic and Turkic, as well as modern influences (Russian and Chinese) playing a part in its development.
Currently, the Republic of Kazakhstan is ranked the ninth largest country in the world, having a diversified population of over 130 ethnic groups. The country is the number one economy in Central Asia, holding 60% of the region’s GDP. Its capital, Nur-Sultan, having over 1 million inhabitants, is one of the most modernized cities in the region and home to many futuristic buildings designed by renowned architects.