Don’t miss the finissage screening of Adonis XIV & Sel’kincek this Saturday!
The two films Adonis XIV (1977) by Bako Sadykov and Sel’kincek (The Swing, 1993) by Aktan Arym Kubat represent two outstanding examples of Central Asian cinema before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Shot sixteen years apart from each other, these two shorts culminate in poetic film languages of the region—one reflecting a harsh reality through the prism of a slaughterhouse, the other diving into a coming-of-age story by revealing an intimate universe during the perestroika years.
As part of the finissage of AS THOUGH WE HID THE SUN IN A SEA OF STORIES, the screening of the films is followed by a discussion with Aktan Arym Kubat, moderated by Saodat Ismailova.
Adonis XIV & Sel’kincek
Finissage, Film Screenings, Discussion
📅 Sat., 13 January, 16:00–18:00
Safi Faye Hall
Image: Sel’kincek, Filmstill: Erlkin Bolzhurov