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The 4th edition of the Kazakh Film Festival kicks off on Tuesday at the Cinema Elvire Popesco. The event is organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Romania, in partnership with KMG International

The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Romania, in partnership with KMG International, brings three art movies of the Kazakh film industry to the Romanian film lovers, at the 4th edition of the Kazakh Film Festival. The event is one of the largest events of its kind in the region, being hosted by Cinema Elvire Popesco on December 11 and 12.

“2018 marks the celebration of 100 years of existence for Romania, and 27 years of independence for Kazakhstan. The three movies presented at the Festival approach issues that are strongly rooted in the Kazakh culture, which will be shared to the Romanian public in order to celebrate the two events that contributed to the formation of our national identities. These movies are means by which we reaffirm our faith in our universal values and the devotion we have for our own culture”, stated the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Romania, Daulet Batrashev.

“We are supporters of the Romanian-Kazakh cultural partnership, contributing through relevant cultural projects for more than 10 years. We believe that education and culture play a key role in developing the communities, a goal we have established a long time ago and which we are developing not only through culture and education, but also through environmental and public health projects. We maintain this commitment by supporting the fourth edition of the Kazakh Film Festival, which will bring the culture and values of Kazakhstan closer to the Romanian public”, pointed out the Alexey Golovin, the Vice President of the KMG International Group.

At the end of the screening, the actors and the representatives of the KazakhFilm Studio will join the audience for a Q&A session. Film critic Irina Margareta Nistor will attend the opening of the festival. The partners of the event are the French Institute/Cinema Elvire Popesco and the Kazakhfilm Studio. Tickets may be purchased from the ticket offices of the Cinema Elvire Popesco or online from the ticket sale websites. The public has free access on December 10, at the opening gala of the festival.

For more than 11 years, KMG International develops projects that promote the Romanian culture and identity in Kazakhstan (through the partnership with the Dacia Association, founded by the Kazakhs of Romanian origin living in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan), as well as the Kazakh culture in Romania, through events such as the Kazakh Film Festival (the fourth edition in 2018), the Astana City Festival, hosted by the Village Museum “Dimitrie Gusti”. The group supports and promotes, through its partnership with the organizers of the George Enescu International Contest – young talents, Kazakh laureates of the George Enescu International Contest (Erzhan Kulibaev – violin, Amir Tebenikhin – piano).

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