The picture “Under the Skies” by the Kyrgyz film director and screenwriter Dalmira Tilepbergenova is included in the competition program of Asian films at the Eighth International Film Festival in Bangalore (India). This was reported by Cholpon Idrisova, an employee of the Aytysh Film studio.
Films from 12 Asian countries will take part in this competition, she said. The festival will be held January 28 – February 4. The ICF is supported by the Karnataka State Government. Bangalore is the capital of a state that is considered an international center of art. They pay special attention to the development and promotion of culture, including cinematography. The film forum has a rich program: “World Cinema”, “Asian Cinema”, “Indian Cinema”, “Retrospective Screening”, “Grand Classics”, as well as screening of films by the winners of the FIPRESCI Prize and more.
Dalmira Tilepbergenova’s film “Under Heaven” is a modern version of the biblical story about Cain and Abel, which is repeated in a remote mountain village of Central Asia. In the center of the plot of the author’s feature film is a dramatic story about the relationship of two brothers: the older brother Kerim, entangled in his egoism, and the correct younger brother Aman, as well as their mother and a simple rural girl named Saltanat. The heroes of the film, Kerim and Aman, have a whole tangle of conflicting feelings, and both are in love with the heroine. If Aman secretly experiences his feelings, then Kerim’s selfish love for Saltanat is so strong that emotions overwhelm. A film about love, loss, betrayal and loyalty to the moral precepts of our ancestors …
Starring: Anvar Osmonaliev, Taalaikan Abazova, Nurzhigit Kanaev, Munara Dooronbekova, Asan Amanov, Zhamal Seydakmatova. The film was shot for one year on the basis of the Kyrgyzfilm National Film Studio. Filming took place in the Issyk-Kul Valley.
Recall that the world premiere of the film took place in the summer of 2015 at the Montreal International Film Festival (Canada), where it won a special jury prize as the best debut feature film.