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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 00:00

Great news: "SEIDE" made by Elnura Osmonalieva at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, 2015!
The festival will be held from 2nd - 12th of the September, 2015.

Orizzonti An international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema


ELNURA OSMONALIEVA - SEIDE [SHORT FILMS] Kyrgyzstan, 15' Kaliman Kalybek Kyzy, Kanat Abdrakhmanov, Razha Alieva


72nd Venice International Film Festival, 2015 Screenings Schedule:


Date : 03/09/2015

Cinema hall : PALABIENNALE

Time : 16.30

Access : Pubblico, Tutti gli Accrediti


Date : 09/09/2015

Cinema hall : SALA CASINO

Time : 22.00

Access : Press, Industry


Date : 11/09/2015

Cinema hall : SALA CASINO

Time : 11.00

Access : Tutti gli Accrediti


Date : 11/09/2015


Time : 14.00 Access : Pubblico, Tutti gli Accrediti





Young Seide lives in a secluded mountain village in the heart of Kyrgyzstan. She loves her freedom to ride her horse, the closest soul she has, and enjoys playing with the village boys. When she is faced with the prospect of an arranged marriage, her family decides to honor the tradition and kill Seide's horse for the wedding celebration. Upset and feeling voiceless, Seide tries to understand her family’s decision but cannot let her horse be killed. Unfortunately, the horse, like herself, has nowhere to go.



Director’s statement:

I set out to make a sad beautiful film about growing up and losing the illusion of freedom. As we grow into adults, with increasing frequency, life gives us hard choices to make and we often need to compromise our dreams. However, despite these challenges, in the hardest and least assuring minutes and hours, we should continue doing the best we can.


- Filmmaker Elnura Osmonalieva






Seide - Kaliman Kalybek kyzy

Horse– Torka

Father- Kanat Abdrahmanov

Grandmother- Razha Alieva

Sister- Syiapat Abdrahmanova

Hunter- Stanbek Toichubaev

Horsemen 1 - Aziz Aliev

Horsemen 2 - Eldar Sydykov

Horsemen 3 - Kutman Saynidinov

Horsemen 4 - Mirlan Ismailov




Written by Elnura Osmonalieva

Directed by Elnura Osmonalieva

Executive Producer - Tolondu Toichubaev

Produced by Elnura Osmonalieva

Produced by Charlotte Rabate

Associate Produced by Stanbek Toichubaev

Cinematography by Chananun Chotrungroj

Director of Sound - Andrei Nikitin

Edited by Viktor Opekin

Stunt coordinator - Kanat Abdrakhmanov

Horse wrangler - Kanat Abdrakhmanov

Art Director - Myrsini Aristidou

Art Decorator - Elchibek Shamenov

Costume Designer - Inara Abdieva

First Assistant Director - Cholponai Borubaeva

Second Assistant Director - Dominik Waldstaetten

Production Manager - Jyrgalbek Duisheev

First Assistant Camera - Evgeniy Krohmalenko

Gaffers - Joldosh Akmataliev, Tynchtyk Bayastanov

Boom Operatoк - Bekjan Adamkulov

Sound Assistant - Ignatyi Opekin

Production Assistant and Translator - Jibek Satarova

Translator - Asel Osmonalieva

Drivers - Chingiz Oskanov, Azamat Karasartov




Technical Specs:


Runtime 13:40 min

Color: Color:

Screening format: DCP

Audio::5.1 Surround

Aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Language: Kyrgyz

Camera: Red Scarlett

Lens: Zeiss Compact Prime


Watch trailer here: www.seidefilm.com




Elnura Osmonalieva (Writer-Director-Producer) is a writer and director from Kyrgyzstan. She was born in Kyrgyzstan, the heart of Central Asia, in1981. She attended a Soviet school and later studied in the US just a fewyears following the disintegration of the Soviet Union. She is an advocatefor art and education. Her works explore human experiences in thecircumstances of poverty and strong societal pressures. She is a mother ofthree and currently pursuing her MFA in Directing at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she is a recipient of the Steven J. Ross fellowship.Elnura received the Kyrgyz National Film Award “Snow Leopard” in 2013 and has been awarded for “The Best Auteur Film of Central Asia” in 2009. She wrote and directed SEIDE with her infant son on set, which doubled the challenge of making a film she set out to make but was a positive experience nevertheless.


Elnura Osmonalieva

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