On August 25-26, the Days of Kazakh Cinema organized by the State Center for the Support of National Cinema with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan were held in Prague. The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Czech Republic provided great assistance in organizing the event.
Opening the Days of Cinema, Advisor to the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Czech Republic Azamat Absalykov also launched the Days of Culture of the People of Kazakhstan in Prague, which will last for the next month.
“Of course, an event of this scale with the participation of foreign guests and guests from Kazakhstan has great cultural significance in the life of the two parties and serves to further strengthen the traditional friendship between our countries,” - he said.
As part of the Days of Cinema at the Atlas cinema, Czech viewers were shown two domestic films – “Time of Patriots” and “Zere”. The film “Time of Patriots” was presented by the director of the film Serik Utepbergenov.
“I am very happy to present my film on Czech soil. At the beginning of the year we had a big premiere in Kazakhstan, the film was distributed in Russia. It is now available on streaming services. My team and I are glad that as many people as possible are watching the film”, - the director said.
He also noted that this is a huge budget project, the filming of which took place in several countries and that this is the first Kazakh blockbuster, where computer graphics made up 40% of the tape.
“For me, as a director, it was a challenge to make a film with so many computer graphics. And I hope you will appreciate our work,” - he stressed.
The second feature-length film – “Zere”- became the debut work of director Dauren Kamshibayev. The main roles in the film were played by Adina Bazhan, Sanurzhan Suleimenov, Murat Bisembin, Berik Aitzhanov, Olga Landina, Elzhas Rahim and others, and the filming took place near the Lake Balkhash, on the fishing island of Taisoygan, located against the background of the Moyinkum sands.
The Czech Republic has become the second state out of 15 countries of the near and far abroad, where it is planned to hold Days of Kazakh Cinema this year. Recall that in early August, the first Days of Kazakh Cinema were held in Bishkek.