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Film from Kyrgyzstan to be screened at Arouca Film Festival in Portugal

The film Akyrky Koch directed by Bakyt Mukul and Dastan Zhapar uulu will be screened at the Arouca Film Festival. The Kyrgyzfilm Film Studio named after Tolomush Okeev told 24.kg news agency.

Films from the USA, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Pakistan, India, Israel, Spain and other countries will be presented at Arouca 2021, which will take place from September 9 to September 18. At least 50 films will compete for the Slate award.

The International Film Festival is one of the most important events in the region and a reference festival, a unique creative event for the modern cinema. The goal is to support and stimulate independent filmmaking, to encourage and expand the exchange of experience and knowledge between amateurs or professionals.

The main character of the film, Kubat Aliev, an outstanding retired writer and widower, lives alone in his Khrushchev-era apartment. One day he learns that his friend, the writer Sapar, is seriously ill. Kubat sells his apartment to pay for his treatment. But soon his younger brother is beaten by debt collectors. Kubat faces a difficult choice — to help his brother or friend.

The film stars Marat Alyshpaev, Shaiyrgul Kasymalieva, Busurman Odurakaev, Anara Azhikanova, Kalipa Usenova, Omurzak Toktomuratov. Elnura Osmonalieva is the co-producer of the film.

The film is a joint production of Kyrgyzfilm National Film Studio named after Tolomush Okeev and Bilimkana Public Foundation.