Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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by Darejan OMIRBAEV


Chouga ploughed its furrow between the lines of Anna Karenina. Student revisits Crime and Punishment (1866): Omirbaev claims a noble literary origin for his films, in which social criticism is inseparable from a study of the innermost depths of the human soul. As the decor for the meanderings of a philosophy student tempted to place himself above laws and morals, the streets of the Kazakh capital, Almaty, offer up at each crossroads the kind of truth that exudes from the pompously styled architecture. A war is playing out inside this catatonic loner (totally unlike Raskolnikov), which is pushing him ever closer towards madness. Triumphant materialism impose its crushing, instinctual logic on all. An applied maths teacher at the Almaty School of Arts, Omirbaev, who plays an advertising film director in the first scene, takes a distant but poignant look at his country’s youth. In passing, he leaves behind a point of departure, Dostoyevsky, and a point of arrival, Robert Bresson. JB

  • Titre français
  • Titre international
  • Scénario
    Darejan Omirbaev
  • Adaptation
    Féodor Dostoïevski (Crime et Châtiment)
  • Photo
    Boris TROSHEV
  • Son
    Iliya BISEROV
  • Musique
    Baurzhan KUANYSHEV
  • Interprétation
    Nurlan Bajtasov, Edige Bolysbaev, Semen Gurev
  • Distribution
    Acacias Films :
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
  • Ratio

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