Absurd and Absurdity

  • 75'
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • 2008
The fall of the Soviet Union brought a drastic end to a political, economic and social system in Kyrgyzia, just as in many former Soviet states. After a period of many changes, today's society feels like an absurd and chaotic reality for many inhabitants. For the three (anti) heroes from Absurd and Absurdity that is no different. The three young men are neighbours and have known each other since childhood. Each has his own life and wrestles with his own (absurd) problems. Their three stories take us along the colourful horizon of today's Kyrgyzia. From Erkin, who has to end his affair with the lady across the way after the (realistic) suspicions of his wife, to the dark world of a psychiatric hospital. From the student Bakit, who tries to jump in front of a train in the middle of a confusing spiritual quest, to an old uncle in the countryside who tries to buy a car in the city. Despite the problems, every day ends cheerfully with a farewell party for Stas, who keeps assuming that his request for a visa to emigrate to Germany will be approved this time.
A subtle tragicomedy about the post-Soviet generation in Kyrgyzia and their quest for a place in a new world.


Director
Marat Alykulov
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Kyrgyzstan
Production Year
2008
Festival Edition
IFFR 2008
Length
75'
Medium
Betacam SP PAL
Original title
Adep akhlak
Languages
Kyrgyz, Russian
Producer
Altynai Koichumanova
Production Company
Oy Art
Sales
Oy Art
Screenplay
Marat Alykulov
Cinematography
Aibek Djangaziev
Editor
Evgeny Krohmalenko
Sound Design
Murat Ajiev
Music
Evgeny Kim, Planer, Elsinor
Cast
Marat Kozukeev, Ermek Ibraimov
Local Distributor
Hubert Bals Fund