Euro­pean Film Fes­ti­val in Nukus

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - CULTURE AND ARTS -

In Nukus, the Fes­ti­val of Euro­pean Cin­ema has been or­ga­nized for the first time by the del­e­ga­tion of the Euro­pean Union in Uzbek­istan in co­op­er­a­tion with the Na­tional Agency Uzbekkino and its re­gional branch Karakalpakkino.

The films were watched in the Ber­dakh Karakalpak State Aca­demic Mu­sic The­ater. All the films were shown in the orig­i­nal lan­guage with ti­tles in Rus­sian. In ad­di­tion, the en­trance to all the shows was free.

Dur­ing the press con­fer­ence, the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Uzbekkino Furkat

okirov, the di­rec­tor of Karakalpakkino Bek­tileu Niza­mat­di­nov and the head of the EU Del­e­ga­tion in Uzbek­istan, Am­bas­sador Ed­uards Stiprais noted that the Euro­pean Film Fes­ti­val, or­ga­nized by the EU since 2013, is a bright sym­bol of co­op­er­a­tion between Europe and Uzbek­istan. How­ever, mostly Euro­pean films were avail­able to the metropoli­tan au­di­ence.

This year, the EU del­e­ga­tion in Uzbek­istan de­cided to hold a fes­ti­val in the re­gions most re­mote from the cen­ter of the repub­lic. Thus, the be­gin­ning of a new stage of cul­tural co­op­er­a­tion between the EU and the Repub­lic of Karakalpak­stan is marked. The EU Am­bas­sador Ed­uards Stiprais ex­pressed spe­cial grat­i­tude to the ad­min­is­tra­tions of Uzbekkino, Karakalpakkino, Karakalpak­film, as well as the Ber­dakh Karakalpak State Aca­demic Mu­sic The­ater for their sup­port and co­op­er­a­tion in or­ga­niz­ing the fes­ti­val.

Within the frame­work of the Fes­ti­val of Euro­pean Cin­ema, Karakalpak view­ers could see six fea­ture films, doc­u­men­taries and an­i­mated films pro­duced by five Euro­pean coun­tries. For the fes­ti­val in Nukus, the em­bassies and cul­tural or­ga­ni­za­tions of Great Bri­tain, Ger­many, Switzer­land, Fin­land and France pro­vided their films. A num­ber of paint­ings pre­sented at the fes­ti­val are the own­ers of pres­ti­gious na­tional and in­ter­na­tional film awards.

The fes­ti­val opened the fam­ily ad­ven­ture fam­ily film of 2015 «Heidi», at the end of which the ap­plause of the au­di­ence did not stop for a long time. In to­tal, over 3 thou­sand peo­ple vis­ited the film fes­ti­val in Nukus.

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