| name - The Earrings (2010) | director - Nargiza Mamatkulova | producer - Nargiza Mamatkulova, Artykpai Suiundukov | writer - Nargiza Mamatkulova, | starring - Meerim Turarova, Argen Kenesh | cinematography - Hassan Kydyraliyev | editing - Nargiza Mamatkulova | studio - Kyrgyzfilm, KTMU
| released -
- May 15, 2010 (Cannes)
| runtime - 15 minutes | country - Kyrgyzstan | language - Kyrgyz |
The Earrings (Kyrgyz: Свет-аке, Svet-Ake) is a 2010 Kyrgyz drama film directed by Nargiza Mamatkulova. It centers around the respectable Kyrgyz tradition of marriage and the use of earrings, instead of rings, as the symbol of engagement.
The short film little dialogue but a surplus of metaphors that center around tradition, childhood, marriage, and family.
A girl reaches a marriageable age and is visited by her mom's friend also escourted by her son. They mom and her friend leave the girl and boy alone to fix up the house. They are both shy and extremely timid. By the end, the boy departs and leaves her his earrings, in hopes that she decides to marry him.
Awards and Recognitions
7th Dubai International Film Festival, Short First Prize 2010 (UAE) Rotterdam International Film Festival, General Spectrum-Shorts section 2011 (Netherlands, Rotterdam) International Film Festival «Didor» 2010 (Tadjikstan) Asian film festival in San Diego (USA) World Film Festival of Bangkok 2010 FilmVideo 2011 Film Festival FilmVideo Montecatini 62° Mostra Internazionale del Cortometraggio 2011 (Italy) 19th Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival 2011 (Portugal) Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2011 (South Korea)
Kyrgyz Traditions in The Film
•Tandir Oven-- A large dome-shaped oven, used by many Kyrgyz people for making naan, a type of bread
•Krygyz Dolls--Dolls are another part of Kyrgyz culture. In the film, the protagonist sister is shown to be playing with the doll and it was the last frame of the movie.
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