VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

GOLUBINYJ SWONAR

V' 01

GOLUBINYJ SWONAR

Doves' Bell Ringer

Amir Karakulow
Kasachstan, 1993
70min, OF

GOLUBINYJ SWONAR

Amir Karakulow
Kasachstan, 1993
, 70min, OF

Actors: 
Elmira Machmutowa
Elija
Tschingis Nogajbajew
Timur
Jelena Gordejewa
Gani Gulschanow

Production: 
Kasachfilm Studio 176 Al Faraby Avenue 480117 Almaty, Kasachstan T 3272 48 22 11 F 3272 48 09 09
World Sales: 
Kasachfilm Studio 176 Al Faraby Avenue 480117 Almaty, Kasachstan T 3272 48 22 11 F 3272 48 09 09
Distribution in Austria: 
35mm/Farbe

This lingering film-poem about a doomed wife, Elia, asserts the concreteness of memory in detail and in rhythm - an evocative leaky roof, roasting potatoes, slatted sunlight through a dove pen. The film's portrayal of her sudden, terrible loss occurs only after suffusing the screen with shots of her sylphlike delicacy, freckled and waxy skin, and beautiful quietude. The days tick slowly through her fatal pregnancy, and a good deal is said with a few shots of the husband, Timur, waiting, excruciated, hearing her crying through a fraying wall and filthy window. (Lindsay Crouse)