Thursday, July 29, 2010

Rustem Abdrashitov - Ostrov vozrozhdeniya AKA The Revival Island (2004)

Based on poetry by Zharaskan Abdrashev

This is a poetic elegy about the first love of young men. It’s 60ties years. Into a small settlement near Aral Sea a family of a new party chief arrives. And local fellow Zharas falls in love with chief’s daughter, Zhibek.

Their parents, the local school management and local people do not understand and condemn the sweethearts. Zharas is forced to betray his love by his teachers. Zharas can’t bear his fault and leaves native place.

There is also a tragedy of Aral Sea. The film tells about times when the Soviet system use to break both destinies and ecology.


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