BOZAR invites to Nowruz Film Days

From 21 to 23 March cinema lovers can watch movies from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan from their sofa

Photo: EU Image from the film “The Road” by Nosir Saidov.

Nowruz is a vibrant sign of resurgence and renewal, inspiration for many joyful events every year and Brussels art temple BOZAR uses again this opportunity to invite its audiences to mark the feast and discover the rich cultures of Central Asia and its neighbours. Millions of people, from Asia Minor to China, are celebrating on 20 March the arrival of spring with music, dance and singing.

Unable to meet the spectators in person due to the pandemic, BOZAR proposes movie lovers to attend the Nowruz Film Days from 21 to 23 March and discover a slice of the contemporary cinema of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan from their home.

In its invitation, BOZAR writes: “The cinema from the Central Asian region has steadily found its way to a European public in recent years through many selections on prestigious film festivals. Finding a Kazakh or Kyrgyz film on the other hand in your local cinema is still quite an ordeal. We are therefore happy to be able to present in this year’s Nowruz Film Days four internationally lauded films from the region that demand your attention.  From a man that seeks vengeance to three women on a road trip, there is a lot to discover.”

To give context to the programme, film critic and expert on Central Asian cinema Birgit Beumers will talk with the four directors Sharipa Urazbayeva from Kazakhstan, Rashid Malikov from Uzbekistan, Elizaveta Stishova from Kyrgyzstan and Nosir Saidov from Tajikistan.

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