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From October 30 to November 2, the European Film Festival was held in the capital, organized by the Delegation of....
Thu, Nov 2, 2023, 9:31 AM

From October 30 to November 2, the European Film Festival was held in the capital, organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan. The audience was presented with four films – winners and nominees of the most prestigious international film festivals: “Grandfather’s Demons”, “Ramona”, “My love affair with marriage” and “The naked truth about band Zhiguli”.

As part of the Festival program, on October 31, the movie “The naked truth about band Zhiguli” by Bulgarian director Viktor Bozhinov was shown at the Astana International University (AIU).

The film screening at AIU was presented by the Ambassador of the European Union to Kazakhstan – H.E. Kestutis Jankauskas, the Ambassador of Bulgaria - H.E. Boyan Hadjiev and the Ambassador of Slovakia - H.E. Robert Kirnag as well as the President of AIU - S.A. Irsaliyev.

The movie tells us the lifestory of a talented producer and former member of a famous rock band. According to the plot of the film, the heroes have been presented with the opportunity to revive their former musical glory, but the grandiose idea requires inimitable endurance and forces them to make difficult decisions. Success can only be achieved by making every effort and through decisive action in spite of all difficulties.

The plot of the lyrical-comedy resurrection of a rock band from the 80s of the last century was warmly received by our viewers - teachers, students and guests of the university.

At the end of the film screening, souvenirs from the European Union were raffled off among the participants.

Movies do greatly contribute to cultural exchanges and the development of humanitarian partnerships between countries, expand the horizons of the cinematic audience in Kazakhstan, providing the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of outstanding works of European cinema.

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The IV Tashkent International Biennale of Applied Arts was held from October 16-20 in the exhibition halls of the Academy....
Tue, Oct 31, 2023, 10:30 AM

This year, 30 masters from 12 foreign countries took part in the events: Italy, France, India, Egypt, Japan, Lithuania, Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. More than 60 masters of applied arts from Uzbekistan participated.


“The motto of the IV International Biennale of Applied Arts is “Globalization and the preservation of national traditions: choosing a path” - as a leading idea, it was proposed to consider the problem of preserving the originality of applied art and overcoming the accelerating unification of traditions in the conditions of active globalization of the economy and the dominance of mass culture,” said the curator Biennale Binafsha Nodir.


“At the same time, it is very important to understand that preserving traditions does not mean copying or preserving examples of the past, simplification and primitivization of cultural forms, but serves as the basis for their creative interpretation and innovative development,” she emphasized.


Within the framework of the international biennale, exhibitions of modern Uzbek and foreign decorative art, national ceramics, gold embroidery, jewelry, master classes, presentations, as well as an international scientific and practical conference were held.


Venues include the Central Exhibition Hall of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan, the International Caravanserai of Culture of Ikuo Hirayama, the Tashkent House of Photography, the Kamoliddin Bekhzod Museum of Oriental Miniature Arts, and the Fine Arts Gallery of Uzbekistan.