Shal movie to be screened at Berlin Film Festival 22 октября 2012, 14:56
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"Shal" movie's poster
ShalTengrinews.kz reports citing the director of the movie as saying at the press screening. Kazakhstan film director Yermek Tursunov is famous for his sensational movie Kelin that was released in 2009.
At first the filmmaker planned to demonstrate his movie at the Cannes Festival, however, he failed to submit the movie for the Festival. “Now we are planning to screen the movie at Berlin International Film Festival that will be held in February. The Festival’s selectors have already watched the film. It is most likely that we will demonstrate the movie at Berlin Film Festival in the main section. No Kazakhstan movies have been screened at a Berlin Film Festival before,” the filmmaker said.
When asked what the main idea of the movie was, Tursunov answered: “Shooting a movies with a talent is one thing, but watching also takes talent. This is a mutual process. It is important for me that every viewer finds something relevant to his or her own life in this movie.
"With this movie I want to pay tribute to our fathers, to the previous generation. I wanted to give them a bow and say farewell. This generation is leaving now. They are our fathers, who had a tough luck with the epoch they lived in. (…) It is important for me that this film is watched, especially here in Kazakhstan. I hope that it would move someone to give a call to their fathers,” Tursunov said.
Yermek Tursunov’s Shal