Press screening of “Baluan Sholak” film took place in Almaty
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Today in Almaty the press screening of “Baluan Sholak” film took place. The film is made by ‘Kazakhfilm” studio due to Ministry of Culture’s request. Directed by Nurgeldy Sadygulov, this historical feature tells the story of legendary wrestler, singer and composer Baluan Sholak and his hardships.
Scriptwriter Dulat Isabekov, director Nurgeldy Sadygulov, DOP Renat Kossay, producer Sabit Abdykhalykov, cast members Albina Shardarova, Safuan Shaimerdenov, Sagadilda Usipali all joined the screening.
Most of film’s principal photography took place in Almaty oblast, villages of Zhalanash and Kegen. More than 300 extras were involved. Also, some principal photography took place in Pavlodar and Burabay resort. The movie is to be released in theaters early next year.
Director Nurgeldy Sadygulov told about things important for him:”The main thing was to introduce viewers with Baluan Sholak’s personality, to show onscreen that historical period. You’ll see if it worked. I was very comfortable working with my actors. I would still like to single out Yerkebulan Dayirov (Baluan Sholak), also Medgat Omiraliyev and Alexander Bagryantsev”.