Festivals: call for entries

ALTERNATIVA FILM PROJECT call for entries

 

Deadline: 18.08.2024

Ceremony will be on the end of the November 2024 in Indonesia

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Kyrgyz films for the presentation at the Marche Du Film (Cannes Film Festival)

 

77th Cannes Film Festival: 14-25.05.2024 

Dates for Kyrgyz applicants: 06-12.05.2024 

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Reception of applications for Kazan International Muslim Film Festival is still in progress

 

On February 1, submission for the XX Kazan International Muslim Film Festival started. The submission will last till June 1, 2024. The Selection Committee will finish its work by the beginning of July. After this, the official selection will be announced.

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Sunday, 09 June 2024 00:00

"The Legend of Eternal now" (Sakha): World premiere at the II Bishkek International Film Festival

 

"Bishkek International Film Festival" will take place for the second time in Bishkek from June 11 to 15, 2024. "The Legend of Eternal Snow" (Sakha) will be shown at the International competition. World premiere: Broadway cinema, 13.06.24, 17.00 - 19.00.

 

 

Trailer

 

 

“LEGENDS OF ETERNAL SNOW”, 2024

 

Director Alexei Romanov, Sakhafilm Producation Company, Republic Sakha

 

Logline:

An older man, Khabyy, is tasked with bringing a bride to an old prince against her will. Caught in a snowstorm, they end up in a long-abandoned yurt, whose mistress has been waiting for her groom—Khabyy.

 

Starring: Alisa Larionova

 

Synopsis:

 

In the vast snowy expanses of Yakutia, a drama unfolds. An older man, Khabyy, along with two companions, must deliver the young Kiluk as a bride for an old prince. Taken from her parents' yurt in exchange for a rich dowry, she longs to escape back home, but Khabyy is harsh and unrelenting. Only the young Nyukus tries to ease her plight. As they travel, feelings develop between them.

 

During the long and arduous journey, Khabyy begins to sense a growing threat. Nyukus, driven by his feelings for Kiluk, is prepared to take extreme measures. Fate leads them to a long-abandoned hut, which holds a secret from Khabyy's past.

 

Alexey Romanov, director

 

Director's Notes:

 

The subtext of the film is that the image of the ghost girl is perceived by the author as the image of ancestors. Sometimes, under the pressure of prejudice, we abandon our roots, try to "repaint" ourselves to fit in, forgetting where we come from and who our ancestors are, betraying the traditions, wisdom, and heritage left by our forebears. Only later do we realize what we have done and try to regain what was lost, echoing the legend of the "prodigal son."

 

"The Legend of Eternal Snows" is a sequel to one of the first Yakut films (possibly the first) "Mappa," directed in 1986 by VGIK graduate Alexey Romanov. The screenplay is based on a story by the classic of Yakut literature, N. Zabolotsky, inspired by local legends related to the "black pox" epidemic, where the sick became outcasts, facing the harsh reality of solitude.