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Astana, Kazakhstan • 12 October 2022

Why Kazakh Films Win Festivals Abroad But Don't Get To Cinemas Here?

Kazakh award-winning directors answered the question

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Photo credit: Polla-Ilariya Kozino; Adilkhan Yerzhanov; Anne-Christine Poujoulat
Photo credit: Polla-Ilariya Kozino; Adilkhan Yerzhanov; Anne-Christine Poujoulat

Let's ask a film director

Adilkhan Yerzhanov (photo credit: kaznai.kz)
Adilkhan Yerzhanov (photo credit: kaznai.kz)

How to solve this problem? Apparently, in the same way. [Establish] cinemas, where you could go. Where they can show a cult classic four years in a row.

Adilkhan Yerzhanov

What does an animation director think?

Polla-Ilariya Kozino
Polla-Ilariya Kozino

Now there is a lot of talk in our country about a new program for the development of creative industries. It would be nice if the strategy for supporting culture and all its aspects was reasonable and actually worked rather than just being a loud statement. Supporting culture is a priority for the state in all developed countries. It is important that we adopt this idea, too.

Polla-Ilariya Kozino
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