by Ali Khamraev
Script: R. Khousnoutdinova
Cinematographer: Youri Klimenko
Editing: V. Oleynik, R. Vartanian
Sound: G. Sentchilo
Art Director: C. Abdoussalamov
Music: R. Vildanov
Cast: D. Kambalova, G. Tachbaeva, Z. Abdourakhmanova, K. Latypov, C. Abdoussalamov, A. Alimova
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35 mm, B & W, 75 min
OV Uzbek with French Subtitles
Children have gathered to cheer old Aspar Ramazanovitch leaving for retirement. The former school teacher of Mevazer-Kishlak, a mountain village, remembers how he met, helped and loved three women just after the second world war. He recalls their faces and their entangled destinies. Khalima whose husband disappeared, is left alone with her two children. Advised by Sanobar, the head of the Kolkhoze, she goes to the city and works in a manufacture of folk art objects.
The film portrays the transformations of the daily life and the social situation of Uzbek women just after the Second World War.