Kazakh Little Brother wins Cine Junior film festival in France 23 февраля 2014, 19:08
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Bayur. Photo ©kazakhfilmstudios.kz
Serik Aprymov’s Bayur (Little Brother) film won the International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) prize at the Cine Junior children and youth film festival in France, Tengrinews reports citing the press office of KazakhFilm studio. Aprymov’s film tells a story of a boy who is left alone and waits for his older brother. The 10 y.o protagonist Erken displays a great faith in his brother who does not love him, and is able to preserve his subtle inner world despite the harshness of the world. Karim Moussaoui’s Les jours d'avant (France, Algeria) won the Best Film nomination. Daniel Joseph Borgman’s The Weight of Elephants (New Zealand, Germany, France, Sweden,) received a Honorary mention. The International Cine Junior Film Festival aims to promote films for children and youth. It is not the first time a Kazakh film wins a prize at the festival. In 2010, Rustem Abrashev’s Kurak korpe won the CICAE jury prize and was named the Best Film by the students of the Lycée Romain Rolland. Earlier, Serik Aprimov’s film won The Best Eastern European Film Award at the 29th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF).