The EU National Institutes of Culture grouping, which includes the British Council, is holding a European Film Festival in Almaty from 12 to 19 May 2013. You will start to see adverts for this around the city in the coming days.
The Festival will take place at the Caesar Cinema at 50 Furmanova (near Gogolya), with daily showings of films from a number of European countries, in their original language. The films will be subtitled in Russian. The full list of films being shown is below.
The UK’s film, presented by the British Council, will be Submarine, written and directed by Richard Ayoade (some of you will remember him from The IT Crowd). A coming-of-age comedy-drama, Submarine’s plot focuses around 15-year-old Oliver Tate, who has two objectives: to lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.
Submarine won the 2011 British Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay, the 2012 BAFTA Cymru Awards for Best Actor and Best Film, and the 2012 London Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year.
Tickets are available for this, and for all films being shown as part of the festival from the Caesar Cinema, and cost 300 tenge.