A documentary film entitled "Dreamers", released by BWG Production in Uzbekistan, has won the award for "Best Historical Film of December" at the World Film Festival in Cannes, France. This win opens the door for the movie to compete for the festival's prized "Film of the Year" title. Ruslan Saliev, the film's director, hailed the success as extraordinary for Uzbek film. He was confident that Dreamers, which explores the nation's historical suffering, would strike a chord with viewers around the world. Saliev emphasized the value of these festivals in showcasing the nation’s cultural legacy abroad. He also hoped for the chance to represent Uzbekistan at more international film festivals. "The use of reconstructions and art installations as a modern artistic interpretation in the documentary film Dreamers [should] be considered a positive experience," explained Uzbek film critic Mohinur Ahmetjonova. "Of course, this approach doesn't always fully reveal the [true] reality, but it gives an effective result in creating a general representation. But when it comes to covering the historical truth, it is noticeable that there is an attempt to avoid the bloody past and to present the atrocities that happened in a [softer light]. It's no coincidence that the approach of trying to describe the achievements of the period has caused several objections by historians and film experts." "The fact that the filmmakers tried to combine large-scale events in one film gives the impression that they were a little distracted from the original goal... in general, in this period when new views on history are being formed, it's natural that there are different opposing opinions about the film," Ahmetjonova added. Dreamers won the prize over the English film The Shamrock Spitfire, which tells the story of an Irish military pilot during WWII.
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ASHGABAT (TCA) — The U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat sponsors its annual screenings of independent documentary films on Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, at the Ashgabat Cinema, featuring three critically-acclaimed movies, and followed by a Q&A with American film experts, the embassy said. Continue reading
TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekkino National Agency together with the Delegation of the European Union to Uzbekistan with the support of the National Association of Electronic Mass Media of Uzbekistan are holding the 7th annual European Film Festival in Uzbekistan from October 11 to November 10. Continue reading
LONDON (TCA) — From October 1 to October 6, the capital of Great Britain gathered artists, artisans, writers, filmmakers and art-lovers for the Third Eurasian Culture Week where they were acquainted with the creativity and culture of the Eurasian region through exhibitions, films, and creative meetings. The event was organised by the Eurasian Creative Guild (London), with the support of Premiere Cinemas Romford, The Mercury Shopping Centre, Rossotrudnichestvo London, The Center of Contemporary Art of Tajikistan, The British-Kazakh Society and the Orzu Arts Theater. Continue reading
ASHGABAT (TCA) — On February 9, the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat kicks off its annual Winter Film Screenings, featuring three American blockbusters. This month, the chosen films celebrate Black History Month by portraying strong and diverse African and African-American characters. The films will be shown in February at theaters in Ashgabat, Balkanabat, Dashoguz, Mary, Turkmenabat, and Turkmenbashy. U.S. Embassy personnel will introduce the films and greet visitors at the screenings. Continue reading
ASHGABAT (TCA) — On Sunday, November 18, the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat will sponsor screenings of three critically-acclaimed independent documentary films, at Ashgabat Cinema, followed by a Q&A session with American film experts. Continue reading