SPECIAL SESSION – Asian Film Awards (OFFICIAL TO COMPETITION)
Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy
Genre : Drama
Ayka just gave birth, but she can’t afford to raise a child. She has no job, not even a room of her own but many debts to be paid. The film guides the public into the reality of babies given up by their mothers, and follows a Kyrgyz girl, Ayka, trying to survive while searching for the child she abandoned in a Moscow maternity ward. It won the award to the Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2018 and the Asian Film Awards 2019; and to the Cinema Extraordinaire at the Bergen International Film Festival 2018.
Sergei Dvortsevoy is a director and writer who graduated from Aviation College in Krivoi Rog, Ukraine and the Radiotechnical-Institut in Novosibrisk. He worked as an Aeroflot radio engineer until he saw an announcement for higher education in directing and screenwriting in Moscow. He is known for his film “Tulpan” (2008), which won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival and “Schastye” (1995).
Wednesday 30th October