The Kazakhstan Film Days are being held at one of the main theaters in Vienna, Burgkino. Both residents and visitors of the Austrian capital had a chance to see Kazakh movies on a big screen for the first time ever. There were two films by Rustem Abdrashov, «The sky of my childhood» and «The Gift to Stalin», the «Birzhan Sal» historical and romantic drama and the film directed by Farhat Sharipov called «A Tale of the Pink Hare». The event was part of the «Together for a Safer World» charity campaign. All funds raised during the campaign will help children undergoing treatment at the Hematology Department at the Semei Medical Center. This grand mission was organized by the Kazakhstan Student Society in Austria, powered by the Embassy of Kazakhstan and the Shaken Aimanov Kazakhfilm studio. The Kazakhstan Film Days in Austria began with the screening of «The sky of my childhood» film.
Niamh Walsh, Senior Advisor, Office of Secretary General at OSCE, says:
“The movie was beautiful. It was enthralling from the moment we saw the planes of Kazakhstan until the very end I was totally mesmerized and I’m Irish by nationality and I have to say that a lot of it reminded me of how Irish people live as well, that family is very important and that you always welcome strangers and outsiders into your home. And I have to say, the young boy deserves an Oscar, he was fantastic.”
Philippe Ternes, from Luxembourg, says:
“I was also really surprised, especially about the music which I found was really cheerful and very peaceful.” Continue reading