Uzbekistan

Saodat Ismailova – Chilla AKA 40 Days of Silence (2014)

Synopsis:
Bibicha a young woman conceals herself in a vow of silence in the house of her grandmother Khanjarmomo, who lives with her illegitimate granddaughter Sharifa. Khanjarmomo doubts Bibicha reasons. Is she vowing for the return of her beloved mysteriously disappeared? Or is she hiding an illicit pregnancy?

During her vow, Bibicha is challenged by the sudden arrival of Khamida, the mother of Sharifa, who comes back to the village after years of absence. Bibicha sees in Khamida her possible future. This encounter brings back to live the past and future of this family of women whose destinies seem to repeat from generation to generation in an emotional curse. Read More »

Yusup Razykov – Voiz AKA The Orator (1998)

Iskander, a gentle Uzbek man, is convinced by a Russian friend to give an impromptu speech praising the Communist Revolution. Impressed by his eloquence, the Soviets make Iskander a spokesman – a precarious position in a turbulent time. Read More »