Kyrgyzstan 2005
D: Ernest Abdyjaparov, 84 min
OV with German subtitles

The inhabitants of a remote village in Kyrgyzstan are very unhappy: pensions are withheld and everybody tries to take care of their own business by any means necessary. Communism still has some advocates. The villagers barely believe a better future is possible and they've lost almost all their faith in a just God. Be it Allah or Jehova, people prefer to engage in worldly pleasures. In his refreshingly burlesque motion picture debut, the Kyrgyz Ernest Abdyjaparov laconically shows how people try to live their lives in this bizarre microcosm of politics, religion, tradition and modern life.

Beginning in September 2010 and continuing until February 2011, the Filmmuseum will feature a series of 20 films from various genres which will take their audiences into the most remote regions of the Islamic world. The films to be shown couldn’t be more diverse and together form a cinematic kaleidoscope that addresses ongoing political tensions and themes such as modernisation, globalisation, violence and perceived departures from tradition, the power of reason, and life and poetry in our contemporary global world.

Organisers: Munich Museum of Film [Münchner Filmmuseum], Munich Adult Education Centre [Münchner Volkshochschule]

Wednesday, 26 January 2011 - 7:00pm


Filmmuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum
St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
80331 Munich

Ticket reservation:
0049-[0]89-233-964 50

4,- €