Samal Yeslyamova and Sergey Dvortsevoy: Cinema that mirrors reality

12 May 2020

Another article by UNESCO Courier magazine is dedicated to an interview with Samal Yeslyamova and Sergey Dvortsov, which was held as part of the first Kazakhstani Film Festival in France, held in Paris from September 26 to 29, 2019 under the patronage of Samal Yeslyamova

Familiar yet invisible people, around 2.5 million migrants have left their homes in Central Asia to try their luck in Moscow. Most of them eke a living doing precarious jobs. In Ayka - a feature film which won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018 - Kazakh-Russian writer-director Sergey Dvortsevoy and Kazakh actress Samal Yeslyamova explore the fate of those who are willing to sacrifice so much in the hope of a better life.

The full text of the interview can be found on this website.

Cannes Film Festival
UNESCO Courier
Samal Yeslyamova
Sergey Dvortsevoy

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