Rustem ABDRASHEV
Рустэм АБДРАШЕВ
Roustem ABDRACHEV
Kazakhstan, 2003, 80mn 
Colour, fiction
Ostrov Vozrozhdeniya
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Остров Возрождения

 

 Renaissance Island

 L'Ile de la Renaissance

 
Directed by : Rustem ABDRASHEV (Рустэм АБДРАШЕВ)
Writing credits : Rustem ABDRASHEV (Рустэм АБДРАШЕВ), Galya ELTAY (Галия ЕЛТАЙ), Gaziz NASYROV (Газиз НАСЫРОВ)
 
Cast
Temirjan DANIAROV (Темиржан ДАНИЯРОВ)
Nurjuman IKHTYMBAEV (Нуржуман ИХТЫМБАЕВ)
Zhanelle MAKAZHANOVA (Жанель МАКАЖАНОВА)
Sayat NUREKENOV (Саят НУРЕКЕНОВ)
Zharas OMAROB (Жарас ОМАРОВ)
Kudaibergen SULTANBAEV (Кудайберген СУЛТАНБАЕВ)
Mentai UTEPBERGENOV (Ментай УТЕПБЕРГЕНОВ)
 
Cinematography : Renat KOSSAY (Ренат КОСАЙ), Khasanbek KYDYRALIYEV (Хасанбек КЫДЫРАЛИЕВ)
Music : Kuat SHILDEBAYEV (Куат ШИЛЬДЕБАЕВ)
Companies : Kazakhfilm
 

Awards :
Premier prix au Festival de la CNI à Anapa, 2004

Plot synopsis
The party new leader has settled near Aralia with his family. His daughter Zhibek falls in love with a school mate Zharas. The parents, the head teacher and the inhabitants of the village don’t understand their feeling of love and condemn them.
"The Island of Rebirth" is a poetical elegy based on a poem by Zharaskan Abdrachev, the film-maker’s own father.
This very poetical black and white film with short colour flashes has frightening and memorable images (the water melon in the first sequence, the fishes out of water), as well as calmly nostalgic images. As always with Abdrachev, the frames are pictorial and the minor characters are amazingly alive. A real gem unreleased in France.
Festival International du Cinéma Asiatique, 2012
 

commentaries
Rustem Abdrashev: Renaissance Island (Ostrov vozrozhdeniia) (2004), Seth GRAHAM, kinokultura.com, 2004
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Vesoul International Asiatic Film Festival, Vesoul (France), 2012
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2011