The World Cinema Days have started in Tashkent within the framework of the International Film Festival "Pearl of the Silk Road".
The festival hosts premieres of world cinema, with the participation of 13 countries - Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Israel, India, Italy, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.
September, 29, premiere screenings of films with the participation of representatives of each of these 13 countries began in all cinemas of the country. As part of the screenings, creative meetings with young filmmakers, lectures and master classes by famous directors and screenwriters are also held.
More than 150 famous cinematographers from the above-mentioned countries are now visiting Tashkent and various cities of Uzbekistan. Among them are directors, actors, producers of films being shown, representatives of distribution film companies, international film festivals and organizations.
2September, 29, a creative meeting was held with representatives of the Indian film industry. The meeting was attended by legends and stars of Hollywood - Mitkhun Chakraborty, Bomani Irani, Kunal Kapoor, Nawab Sho, Ranhdir Kapoor and other movie stars. At a meeting with Uzbek cinematographers, Indian cinema legend Randhir Kapoor, the eldest son of the founder of the Indian film industry, Raj Kapoor presented a huge bust of his father as a gift to Uzbek cinematographers. The bust was presented as a sign of respect of the Kapoor dynasty to the Uzbek people.
It is known that Indian cinema occupies a special place not only in Asia, but also in world cinema. India ranks first in the world in terms of the number of film exports. On average, more than a thousand films are shot here a year, which are shown in more than 90 countries around the world.
Also, a creative evening with representatives of the Turkish film industry took place yesterday as part of the Tashkent International Film Festival. This evening was attended by such famous Turkish movie stars as Uzjan Deniz, Melisa Pamuk, Cesar Zengen, Dylan Deniz. At the end of the evening, a bright concert program reflecting Uzbek and Turkish culture took place.
Since September 29, the Days of Russian Cinema have also started within the framework of the film festival, which will be held until October 2. The event is being held with the support of ROSKINO and producer Timur Bekmambetov, and the special guest was Russian film director, Oscar winner, Nikita Mikhalkov.
The Russian section includes screenings of domestic films, a business program and master classes from famous film directors and producers, as well as the opening of a branch of VGIK in Tashkent.
Photo: Agency of Cinematography of Uzbekistan