The Gift

Dalmira Tilepbergen | Kyrgyzstan | 2023 | 88'
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Screenings
Sun 12 May H 15:00
from Tue 7 May - 8:00
to Sun 12 May - 23:59
Section
Original title
Belek
Synopsis
Set against the majestic mountains of Central Asia, the film - inspired by a true story - features little Arno, who lives in her family with four younger sisters. Arno does everything to be like a boy to please her father and get his love and attention. In the culture of their community, having only daughters is a reason for shame. A delicate and original film which deals with the topics of the patriarchate, gender differences and parental relations.
Cast
Jannat Kuruchbekova, Talaikan Abazova, Ruslan Orozakunov
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Production
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Editing
Dalmira Tilepbergen
Cinematography
Akjol Bekbolotov
Editing
Dalmira Tilepbergen
Language
Kyrgyz
Subtitles
English, Italian
Premiere
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Main awards
Terre des Hommes Awards (FESCAAAL 2024)
ACEC Award – Diocesi di Milano (FESCAAAL 2024)
ISMU “Big Zebra” Award – Teachers’ Jury (MiWY 2024)
Audience Award to the Best Feature Film
Best Feature Film (I Am Tomorrow International Film Festival, 2023)
Best Actress and Ecumenis Jury Prize (Schlingel International film festival, 2023)
Best Actres and Multicultural Diamond Prize for Best Director (StarS Asian International Film Festival, 2023)
Best Film Prize (Travel FilmFest International Film Festival, 2023)
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Biography
Dalmira Tilepbergen was born in 1967 in Kirgizstan. After a degree in Philology in Biškek and a diploma from the Moscow Film School, she made several documentaries in Russia and Kirgizstan. In 2015 her first feature film, Under Heaven, received the special mention for the best first film at the Festival des films du monde in Montreal. She writes poetry and short stories which have been translated all over the world.
Filmography
2023 - The Gift, ff
2015 - Under Heaven, ff
2011 - Year of Fire, sf
2010 - The Most Terrible Weapon, sf
2009 - Alive, sf
2007 - First Born, sf
2005 - Crush Down From the Seventh Floor, sf
2001 - Tomogo, sf

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