Kazakh Film Screening July 22

Story posted July 19, 2006

The Kazakh film "Sardar," which made its American premiere at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville this week, will be screened at Brunswick's Eveningstar Cinema at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2006. The screening, sponsored by the Bowdoin College Russian department and the Curtis Memorial Library, is free and open to the public.

The film will be introduced by director Bolat Kalymbetov and Jane Knox-Voina, Bowdoin professor of Russian.

Knox-Voina recently told the Morning Sentinel in Waterville that the film is a reflection of Kazakhstan, where "there is an enormous interest in recreating the history of the country." (Read the July 18, 2006, Morning Sentinel article "Directors offer different eras of Kazakh life.")

"Sardar," named for a legendary group of Kazakh heroes, recounts the story of young men who follow the ways of the 18th-century warriors. The 95-minute film is in Russian with English subtitles.

Read more about "Sardar" on the Maine International Film Festival website.

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