“Aruakh” by Khuat Akhmetov, “The Girl and the Sea” by Azizzhan Zairov and Mukhammed Mamyrbekov, “Shynyrau” by Zhanabek Zhetiru, “Satash” by Tolegen Baitukenov and ‘On the Edge” by Aldiyar Bairakimov participate in Asian Film Festival Barcelona that is being held within the period of October 30-November 10 2019 in city of Barselona, Spain. All the pictures made by “Kazakhfilm” studios due to Ministry of Culture and Sports’ order.
The festival is held for the 7th time now. Festival’s guests will be able to see about 100 films from 25 Asian countries. Beyond the main competetion, the special Asian Film Awards will be given at the festival by the Asian Film Academy based in Hong Kong. Also, the festival’s lineup includes the “Retrospective” section organized by the Japanese Film Fund dedicated to the legendary filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu.
The “Aruakh” film tells the story of a fateful encounter of two main characters, an old man Agatay and an orphan boy. An author of film’s idea and the leading actor is the master of Kazakh cinema, an Honored Artist of USSR Assanali Ashimov. Ashimov recently got the Best Actor award for this film at this year’s “Kinoshok” film festival in Russia.
‘The Girl and the Sea” social drama tells the heartbreaking story of a girl named Assel that lives with the ICP disease. The story of her dreams, her love and family. Assel meets the guy named Takhir who suffers same disease. The two fall in love and seek to create a family together. But still there are lots of comlications standing on their way.
The “Shynyrau” film based on Abish Kekilbayev’s eponymous novel tells the story of a well-digger Yensep. It shows up the problems which are quite important for people: rivalry, pride, love, friendship and betrayal.
“Satash” tells the story of an honest policeman that lives in a remote village and all alone confronts the gangsters taking over this village. When situation breaks loose and gangsters get violent only the main character, policeman Satash, is capable of confronting the gang and he does it till the end.
‘On the Edge” film tells the story of two teenagers living in two different worlds. Once their paths accidentally cross. Lack of family support and empathy, social clashes push them both to the dangerous edge.
All of these pictures have already taken part in multiple prestigious film festivals and won numerous awards.