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The Road to Mother (Kazakhstan, 2016): Film Screening

June 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On Saturday, June 15, at 5pm, we’ll be screening

The Road to Mother

a 2016 Kazakhstani drama film directed by Akan Satayev.

The 12th submission to the Academy Awards from Kazakhstan is a historical drama tracing that country’s political changes and hardships during the 20th century. Spanning nearly nine decades from the 1930s to the present, this sweeping yet personal epic follows several generations of a Kazakhstan family through war, famine, collectivization, separation and the determination of the clan to remain united. Focusing on a young man who is separated from his mother by war and journeys through harrowing experiences from childhood into adulthood without her to protect him, it is ultimately a stirring drama about the power of maternal love. War drives them apart, but love is destined to reunite them.

Screenplay: Timur Zhaksylykov
Cinematography: Khasan Kydyraliyev
Composers: Alim Zairov, Roman Vishnevskiy
Cast: Altynai Nogerbek, Aruzhan Jazilbekova, Adil Akhmetov, Berik Aitzhanov, Bolat Abdil’manov, Azamat Satybaldy, Erlan Karibaev, Andrei Dushechkin, Yerkebulan Dairov
Production designers: Nazira Baibekova, Larisa Reshetova, Assel Shalabaeva
Producers: Svetlana Korotenko, Anna Chakirtova, Aliya Mendygozhina
Executive producer: Aliya Nazarbayeva
Production companies: Kazakhfilm Studios, Sataifilm

Running time 130 minutes.
In Kazakh and Russian, English subtitles.

The screening will be introduced and commented on by Alma Kunanbaeva.


June 15, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Dana Sherry


Silk Road House
1944 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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