Synopsis

Didar (Yerdos Kanayev) lives torn between his creative and existential devotion to the craft of a poet and the need to earn a living through bureaucratic work, when not downright undignified activities from other types of editing and writing. In the midst of these dilemmas and their effects on his personal life, the film interlaces past and present by incorporating the narrative of a historic Kazakh poet, through the use of precise humor and dry language, characteristic of this important director still largely unknown in Brazil. (E. V.)

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Director

Darezhan Omirbayev

Darezhan Omirbayev is a director and scriptwriter born in 1958 in the village of Uyuk, Kazakhstan. After graduating in mathematics in 1981, he became an assistant director. His graduation film had success and allowed him to work in Kazakhfilm as a script editor. After a period at the V.G.I.K. in Moscow. Strongly inspired by Robert Bresson for whom he never hid his great admiration, Darezhan Omirbayev is considered a leading figure of the Central Asian cinematography.

Credits

Producers

Yuliya Kim

Writers

Darezhan Omirbayev

Cast

Erdos Kanayev

Cinematographer

Boris Troshev

Editor

Gulyaim Kozhamberdieva

Sound

Alexander Vlaznev

Art Director

Alexander Rorokin

Festivals

Berlinale – Berlin IFF 2022
Tokyo Film Festival