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Kazakhstani Film Days

Date of Event: 19/08/2019

Time of Event: 20:00

Location of Event: The Royal Film Commission - Jordan

The Royal Film Commission – Jordan
In cooperation with
the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Jordan 

invites you to attend the 

"Kazakhstani Film Days"

On Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th of August 2019
at 8:00 PM
The Royal Film Commission - Jordan 
Jabal Amman 

Public invitation. Free entrance

The Opening is on Monday 19 August at 7:30 PM at the Royal Film Commission

Monday 19 August
AMRE (Paris Song)
8:00 PM

Jeff Vespa, 90 min, Biography/ Drama/ History, in Russian language with English subtitles, 2018

Based on a true story, a small-town Kazakh singer, Amre Kashaubaev, journeys to Paris to compete in an international singing competition at the 1925 Paris Expo. Along the way, he befriends American songwriter George Gershwin, thus forming a beautiful and unlikely friendship. 

The film follows the bright but short and mysteriously interrupted life of the Kazakh talented artist Amre Kashaubaev. It was Kashaubaev who, for the first time, presented to the European public the vocal performing art of the Kazakhs and the national instrument dombra at the World Music Competition in Paris. There, the 36-year-old singer created a furor and won a silver medal.

The film has won numerous awards including: The Global Grand Jury Prize for Best Film and the Silver Screen Prize at Hollywood Film Festival, the Festival Prize for Best Production Design at Manchester International Film Festival as well as Best Narrative Film at and Best Actor at Richmond International Film Festival.

Tuesday 20 August
The Road to Mother 
8:00 PM

Akan Satayev, 130 min, Drama/ History/ War, in Kazak and Russian languages with English subtitles, 2016

Spanning nearly nine decades from the 1930s to the present, this sweeping yet personal epic follows several generations of a Kazakhstan family through war, famine, collectivization, separation and the determination of the clan to remain united. 

The film tells the story of Ilyes, a young boy who is separated from his mother by war and journeys through harrowing experiences from childhood into adulthood without her to protect him. Ilyas shows incredible fortitude, patriotism, courage and unprecedented dedication. Even before the fear of death, he does not lose hope of reuniting with his own mother. 

The movie was selected as the Kazakhstani entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. It has won the Ak Ilbirs National Film Awards for Best Central Asia Film.

Please note the theater is suitable for those with limited mobility