Kazakh director's film The Gentle Indifference of the World was displayed at Asia Pacific Screen Awards
The Gentle Indifference of the World directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov will go forward in the race for two nominations: The Best Film and The Best Original Scenario.
The film by Adilkhan Yerzhanov The Gentle Indifference of the World was presented at the annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards in The Best Film nomination, BNews.kz reports referring to a press service of Astana Film Fund.
In addition, Adilkhan Yerzhanov's film was submitted for The Best Scenario nomination. In total, 46 films from 22 states have been presented in the competition.
The Awards was established in 2007 to grant awards and promote films, actors, directors, and culture of the Pacific Rim.
The winners are determined by the international jury. The films are assessed by their cinematographic skills, and by how the national, cultural roots are depicted.
Of note, this year Kazakhstan presented its pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival for the second time. The films of domestic filmmakers, including The Gentle Indifference of the World, presented in the Un Certain Regard programme, were screened. The film was also presented in international film festivals in Karlovy Vary, Jerusalem, Armenia ("Golden Apricot"), France (La Rochelle), at the International Festival of Muslim Films in Kazan and the 8th International Film Festival The Edge of the World in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
The film The Gentle Indifference of the World tells the story of two lovers who get into the city from the village and face a new, cruel world. Resisting the rules of the megapolis, the two try to keep the innocence and purity of their true feelings. According to the director, the film is based on the story of Kozy Korpesh - Bayan Sulu. This is his first film coming out in Kazakhstan.
Kuandyk Dyusembayev and Dinara Baktybayeva play the main characters.