Festivals: call for entries

Kyrgyz Serial: The contest of scripts (2024_kg)

Call for entries: The VI Film Forum Of Women Film Directors Of Kyrgyzstan


Deadline: 01.03.2024


XI Forum of the young cinema Umut-2024


Dates & place: 28.03-01.04.24, 2024, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Organizer: Cinema Department with support: Interstate humanitarian cooperation fund
Participants: Ex-Soviet countries
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 00:00

Review about Chayka (The Seagull) by Elizaveta Stishova at Kinokultura.com

Fragment from The Hope of the Last Teacher: “Have you read Evening Bishkek?”—the zealous defender of the Russian language and retired literature teacher Talip does not give the director a school on Lake Issyk-Kul a break even to go to the toilet. He wants to make the head-teacher aware that the pain of losing the subject in the curriculum is not only his, Talip’s; the popular newspaper of the capital also voices its distress: “Already 70 per cent of the population speak no Russian,” and Talip adds: “and next year it’ll be 100 per cent.” (Shakir 2013)


The Muscovite Elizaveta Stishova, a graduate from the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors, has made a short film with an original idea, accomplished in form, and ideally performed: The Seagull. It deals with the current status of Russian in Kyrgyzstan.


Please open: Elizaveta Stishova: The Seagull (Chaika, 2013) reviewed by Gulbara Tolomushova © 2013 


Translated by Birgit Beumers