Nurbek EGEN
Нурбек ЭГЕН
Nourbek EGEN
Russia, 2012, 98mn 
Colour, fiction
Pustoy dom
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Пустой дом

 

 The Empty Home

 La Maison vide

 
Directed by : Nurbek EGEN (Нурбек ЭГЕН)
Writing credits : Yekaterina TIRDATOVA (Екатерина ТИРДАТОВА)
 
Cast
Maral KOYCHUKARAYEVA (Марал КОЙЧУКАРАЕВА)
Bolot TENTIMYSHOV (Болот ТЕНТИМЫШОВ)
Asan AMANOV (Асан АМАНОВ)
Atay OMURBEKOV (Атай ОМУРБЕКОВ)
Cecile PLEZHE (Сесиль ПЛЭЖЕ)
 
Cinematography : Dmitry ERMAKOV (Дмитрий ЕРМАКОВ)
Production design : Denis ISAYEV (Денис ИСАЕВ)
Produced by : Yekaterina TIRDATOVA (Екатерина ТИРДАТОВА)
Companies : Kinoglaz & Racoon cinema
 

Awards :
Special Prize International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2012

Plot synopsis
“The Empty Home” is the story of a young Kyrgyz girl who, in search of a better life, moves from her Kyrgyz village to Moscow. Moscow tosses her around like a ball and eventually spits her out. She runs from Moscow to France, where she continues to search for her proper place under the sun… “The Empty Home” is a criminal drama populated with different heroes who have varying ideas about ethics and moral values, and who clash in their search of the Home and the furious struggle for survival and happiness, which is “where we are not”.
 

commentaries
Nurbek Egen: The Empty Home (Pustoi dom, 2012), Elizabeth PAPAZIAN, kinokultura.com, 2013
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Sofia International Film Festival, Sofia (Bulgaria), 2013
- Munich International Film Festival, Munich (Germany), 2013
- Tiburon International Film Festival, Tiburon (USA), 2013
- World Film Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2012
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2012
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2012