Ten short stories – four seasons of the year
July 05. Kazpravda
By Mikhail PUGASOV
On the eve of the Day of Astana a new project of Egor Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky and Alexei Golubev “Astana is My heart”, filmed in collaboration with Kazakh filmmakers was run in “Kinopark” network.
In fact, there are ten films – short stories, with participation of actors, directors, cameramen, and musicians from Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus and the United States. More than 500 shots of Astana in all four seasons were made for that project. Astana in winter is full of wonders, in spring – in full bloom, in the fall – fateful meetings, and in summer – full of joy and fun.
Egor Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky’s idea was to make Astana closer to those, who have never been to the city. “Love Astana, and it will return this love” say heroes of the pictures.
Stories of love, friendship, of past and present are a foundation of these films.
The 10 stories of the project include: “Clock” (directed by Alexei Golubev), “Darina” (by Juliya Gani), “Online” (by Aydar Batalov and Alexei Golubev), “Surprise” (by Elya Gilman), “Nargis” (by Rashid Suleimenov),”Beka” (by Egor Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky), “Legionnaire” (by Rustem Abdrashev), “Quest” (by Zhasulan Poshanov), “The Testament” (by Farhad Sharipov), “Heart” (by Sergei Debizhev).
Actors as Sanjar Madiyev, Bibigul Aktan, Evgeni Zhumanov, Natalia Arinbasarova, Karlygash Mukhamedzhanova, Nurlan Uteshev, Slushash Karimova, Valery Zadornovsky, Ainur Niyazova, Baadur Tsuladze, Lubov Tolkalina and Sergey Nikonenko featured in these films.