The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Romania, in partnership with KMG International, presents the fifth edition of the Kazakh Film Days. Two art films released in 2019 and 2018, depictive for Kazakh cinema, will be screened for the Romanian cinephile public, during one of the largest events of this type, hosted by the Elvire Popesco cinema on the 11th and 12th of December.
“I believe that cultural cooperation is a key to enlarge all spheres of relations between countries. This event is a great opportunity to present the Kazakh culture, our history and traditions for the Romanian cinephile audience. By organizing this Kazakh Film Days on the eve of the celebration of 28 years of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, we aim to bring the Kazakh and Romania nations close together,” stated His Excellency Mr. Nurbakh Rustemov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Romania.
“The Romanian-Kazakh cultural partnership has become an important pillar for our community involvement projects for the past 11 years. We have supported many cultural projects related to the Romanian and Kazakh culture and we continue to contribute to the harmonious development of future generations by supporting education through promotion of culture,” said Alexey Golovin, Chief Officer, Legal and Corporate Affairs, KMG International.
The programme of the two days of the event:
Kazakh Khanate – Golden Throne (2019) will be screened on Wednesday, December 11, 8:30 PM.
Fifteenth century. In the vast expanses of Eurasia for several centuries, the descendants of the great Genghis Khan have created their own and crushed the alien states. One of them is the legendary Abulkhair Shaibani, who usurped power in the White Horde. The two legitimate heirs to the throne, Kerei and Zhanibek, call the part of the nomadic tribes to leave the hard ruler. After migrating from the far west of Desht-i-Kipchak to Mogolistan in Zhetysu, they revive their ancient shanyrak Ak Orda, the Kazakh Khanate. The first khan elected a direct descendant of Jochi and Urus Khan, Sultan Kerey. Here it is, the promised land when you can live peacefully and freely. But the enemies are trying to strangle the fragile Kazakh khanate even in the cradle and bloody battles, severe trials, the bitterness of losses and the joy of victories await them.
Rustem Abdrashev’s latest film in a series telling the epic story of the foundation of the Kazakh nation, Kazakh Khanate – Golden Throne, has been submitted for consideration by Kazakhstan, for the best international feature film category at the 2020 Oscars.
This is the second part of an epic series of the same name telling the story of the rise of the Kazakh nation in the times of the medieval Khanate.
Deep well (2018) will be screened Thursday, December 12, 8:30 PM .
The film, which addresses important themes such as rivalry, arrogance, love, friendship, and betrayal, is based on the story “The well” by Abish Kekilbayev. It tells the story of the well-digger Ensep who decided to increase the payment for his work and get rich. Pride and vanity seized his soul, and he takes orders only from rich and noble clients. At this time, Karakalpak appears in their village. He digged up the deepest well in the steppe for a small amount of money. As a result, his fame spread across the steppe, and all the customers slowly pass from Ensep to him.
All the time Ensep looks for a chance to dig the deepest well than Karakalpak, and glorify his name again. The main idea illustrates that nature usually take revenge on a human being, if he crosses the line of the unauthorized. There is a limit to the ability of a person, and he must feel, if he goes beyond or down the line, something irreparable might happen.