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La Route

The Road


de Darezhan Omirbaev



La Route

Director: Darezhan Omirbaev

Screenplay: Darezhan Omirbaev, Limara Jeksembaeva

Cinematographer: Boris Trochev, Cloé Drieu

Editing: R. Beliakova, Catherine D'Hoir

Sound: Helena Vlazneva

Cast.: Djamshed Usmonov, Saoule Toktibaeva, A. Tourgambaeva, Magjane Omirbaev, Valéria Gouliaéva, Valéri Skoribov, M. Alpisbaev

Production: Artcam International NHK Kadam-T-Kazakhfilm Aïmanov

Epicentre Films
55 rue de la Mare
75020 Paris
Tel: 0033-
Fax: 0033-

Year: 2001

35 mm, Color, 85 min, 
OV Kazakh with French subtitles

Un Certain Regard - Cannes 2001

Young director Amir Kobessov gets a telegram informing his mother is seriously ill. He leaves his wife and son to drive to his mother’s, three days away. He starts a journey outside on the roads, as well as within himself. This road movie taking us through huge landscapes of Kazakhstan, is also a pretext for dreamy sequences that overcome the sad purpose of his trip. Amir figures out a structure for his next film, fancies about an extramarital relationship and experiences an incredible and funny preview of his film in a theatre, when the audience is more keen to see the karate film the projectionist inappropriately started showing, rather than his own film they had initially come for.


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