Could the northerner Tolomush okeev from bokonbaev have become a hippie well-known director today? The southerner Nurbek egen has proven that is possible to achieve success even in our days. But some of his fellow countrymen still grumble that he defected. But where could he have come back to considering that Kyrgyzfilm studio is located in Bishkek, where he has no home? And he understood perfectly well that he would never find work in his chosen profession in Bishkek. The Image of Men on the Screen Embodies the Image of the nation. The new generation of Central Asia is a generation without a face. Today the region does not have a strong hero.
In order to live well in a foreign land you have to be constantly in shape and cannot relax; that is why aidar seems a little cold and dry next to the emotional and impulsive isabelle. The image of Aidar is an essentially new image in Kyrgyz cinema. A refined, intelligent ninny who is not at all heroic, but who is a hero of the new times, formed by the prospects that opened up before everyone after independence fourteen years ago with the aspiration of finding new opportunities and avenues. This was a time when, from early childhood, people were used to gnawing at the granite of every possible science in order to win a place under the sun in the demanding modern world that does not believe in tears. The assimilation of a new way of life led to an essentially different quality of life. Previously unknown heights opened up before kyrgyz adolescents. In Bishkek, however, you can still hear the frequent lamentations of losers who claim that a rural boy from a remote aul today cannot achieve the heights that many kyrgyz people reached during soviet times.
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The second fifteen years, most likely, fall into two parts: he had time to live in the new, independent Kyrgyzstan before leaving for the west. Egens characterization of Aidar is striking: he is a very uninteresting and boring person. The question arises: why does the charming, intelligent Isabelle love him? I swot have many friends who are married couples where the husbands lose to their wives on many counts. Thats life, commented the director at the press conference in Anapa.
Clearly, egen was referring to what remains hidden in family life when the outside world sees only the result of a permanent inner struggle, the skill to manage ones feelings so as never to show sorrow and grief openly. This side of life is known only to a true friend, in this case Isabelle, who has already been living with Aidar in Paris for two years. Those who have lived in Paris know the difficulty and the charm of Parisian life. When the kazakh film critic Gulnara Abikeyeva asked Tadjik director Djamshed Usmonov, nowadays a french citizen: Listen, you dont make films all the time, so what do you live on?, this Parisian Djigit answered: I have a roof paper over my head and thats the main. I work a lot with French directors as script editor.
But i, as a kyrgyz woman, stumble over this very chest because i know that in all Kyrgyz familiesrural and urban, poor and rich, kyrgyz- and Russian-speakinga dowry is collected in a chest after the birth of a girl-child only, for future brides. And I shall have to stumble over such details repeatedly in the course of the film. The director, a few things should be said about the filmmaker. I know personally many film directors (Kyrgyz and others but Nurbek egen always seemed unsociable and inaccessible. Egen does not speak much and lives almost in a cocoon.
He came to the kinoshock festival in Anapa (2005) only for one day; any longer stay at the festival would have been an unacceptable luxury as he was shooting another television serial in Moscow. But Egens image has already been formed: a charming, successful, interesting young man; a man who came to moscow from the remote reaches of Kyrgyzstan and has achieved recognition in one of todays most complex professions. Not many kyrgyz filmmakers have proven themselves in foreign lands, so his achievement is so much more significant. The image of Aidar is in many respects autobiographical, although many details do not fully coincide with real events from the directors life. Aidar is a thirty-year old, successful Kyrgyz living and working in Paris. The first fifteen years of his life coincided with the last fifteen years of the soviet Union.
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Actually, the young couples stay in the area around Issyk-kul dominates the plot. When the international film crew arrived in Kyrgyzstan in the summer of 2004 to begin shooting, the plot immediately struck people as improbable. The plot caused bewilderment: What kind of a strange story is this? Yes, i am alluding here to the concept of a cultural dialogue, of the confrontation oliver between Western and Eastern mentalities and traditions. This is clear for the figures of the two central characters, but i am more interested in how each of them adapts to the native environment of the other. As much as the eiffel Tower is a symbol of Western comfort; the old wedding chest with the dowry embodies the traditions of the patriarchal East. The film has a happy ending: after an argument the lovers find peace of mind and the chest flies to the lovers Parisian apartment in the hope that everything given by the relatives at home will be used with love in the name of prosperity. And, that after the birth of their first child, Isabelle and Aidar will start dissertation to fill another wedding chest.
Already in the prologue the hero is designated as a son-in-law: he lives in the brides house. Yet a more detailed summary of this film, which looks so strange to the kyrgyz spectator, is essential. For the kyrgyz man Aidar and the French woman Isabelle every morning begins with a view of the eiffel Tower. Then, one write day, aidar informs his beloved that they have to go to kyrgyzstan to acquaint Isabelle with his parents. Isabelle is happy because at last she will see the distant and mysterious native land of her future husband. But Aidar changes in his homeland: he seems ashamed of something, is secretive, and behaves somewhat strangely. For some reason he introduces Isabelle to his relatives and friends not as his bride, but as a journalist colleague.
elders gets out a penknife andin front of a crowd of peopleliterally strikes the childs gentle and thin flesh. Compare this, for example, with the tajik feature film. The wanderer ovora, 2005) by daler rakhmatov and Gulanda mukhabbatova, which was shown at the festival in Tashkent. This film is essentially about the moral preparation of a boy for this important Muslim ritual: how delicately and with what light humor he is prepared for the day of his circumcision; what a holiday has been arranged in the village; how finely he has. Plot, the plot of, the wedding Chest, nurbek egens feature-length film debut, can be summarized in one sentence: it is the story of a french woman who marries a kyrgyz man with a dowry.
The Swings sel'kinchek, 1993) and, beshkempir: The Adopted Son (1998)a world that is close and clear to the audience because it is based on the stable rituals of homework his people, instead of on invented or fabricated customs. Egens repeated"tionsin a rather inappropriate formof the key pieces from Arym Kubats. Beshkempir, do not help, sanzhyra. Recall how delicately Arym Kubat marked the beginning of puberty. Beshkempir : waking up one morning, beshkempir feels a mysterious weight in his groin, slowly lifts the blanket, andhaving seen something swollen begin to recedehe quickly lowers the blanket. In Egens film the boy is seated right in front of the camera when he touches his genitals. Moreover, beshkempir wears a conventional tumar around his neck, which is of a standard size worn by many of his compatriots, while the hero. Sanzhyra wears a huge tumar that irritates the viewers eye.
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Nurbek egen: The wedding Chest sunduk predkov, 2006) reviewed by gulbara tolomusheva 2006, is It Easy to create your Own Myth? The wedding Chest by kyrgyz-muscovite nurbek egen opened at the October cinema in writing Bishkek on remained in the cinemas repertoire until 7 may. It also screened at the Ala-too cinema from 8-The film has also been screened in a number of international film festivals, including Karlovy vary iff in July 2006. Since his student short film. Sanzhyra (2000 nurbek egen has tried to impose on viewers a myth about the kyrgyz world order that exists purely in his imagination. I only managed to see. Sanzhyra in may 2006 at the tashkent film festival Creative flight, and I was disappointed. The films blatant manipulation of ethnographic material, which must have appeared to his Moscow producers as an opportunity to get onto the international festival circuit, is entirely inappropriate and unjustified. By contrast, the much better-known Kyrgyz director Aktan Arym Kubat (formerly known as Aktan Abdykalykov) has created an original world for his little heroes in the films.