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FILM OF JULY 2019
‘THE GIRL WITH THE RED SCARF’
(With English sub-titles)
1 hr. 45 mis
Directed by Sarvar Karimov
Kind Courtesy: Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan & Uzbekkino National Film Agency
SATURDAY 20 JULY, 4:00 PM
Venue: RCB Forum (2nd Floor, River City Bangkok)
We are delighted to present the first film from Uzbekistan to be screened in this city.
‘The Girl with the Red Scarf’ is a special movie, because it is based on a story by celebrated Russian-Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov, whose 90th Anniversary was celebrated around the world in 2018, including in New York and Berlin. That is because his books have been translated into several international languages. There have also been more than 50 film adaptations of his novels.
This movie was made to commemorate his 90th Anniversary, and was a unique co-production between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, which was shot in both countries. Earlier in 1978, this story was made into a Turkish movie, and was voted ‘One of the 10 Best Films of Turkey.’
It is a simple love story, between Ilyas, a city truck driver and Asal a village girl, who he falls in love with, as soon as he spots her with a red scarf, during a trip to a village, although he has a relationship with a beautiful girl in the city.
He marries her, has a baby, and they lead a happy, tranquil life in the rural countryside. But an unexpected problem makes him lose his job, leads him to a night out in the bar, and into the arms of his ex-girlfriend.
Asal is distraught when she hears of this and leaves him. It is only after she leaves that Ilyas realizes his folly and searches desperately for her. But she has already found a kind man, who takes it upon himself to look after her and her son.
A road-accident leads Ilyas to meet the new man in Asal’s life. He begs her to return to him, and she is caught in a very tough dilemma.
The film created waves and won awards at various festivals it was screened in.
Director Sarvar Karmar and lead-actor Adis Rajabov are well-known names in the Uzbek film industry. Actress Madina Talibek is a top actress in the Kyrgyzstan cinema.
The JULY Film of RCB Film Club’s 2019 Movie Series, is supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, who will host a Reception, after the screening.
Uzbek Consul General HE Aziz Aliev will introduce the film.
We are also delighted that the Director of the film, Sarvar Karimov and Lead Actor, Adiz Radjabov will attend the film event and do a Q & A after the screening, kind courtesy the Uzbekkino National Film Agency.
An RCB Boat-Service will leave Saphan Thaksin Pier, at 3:30 p.m.
A return RCB Boat-Service will leave the RCB Pier, at 7:00 p.m.
(Please contact at Concierge Counter on the 1st Floor)
When you reserve seats for the film, kindly inform if you would like to avail of the RCB boat-services