Uzbek and Russian filmmakers prepared a film as a gift for Youth Day
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The Cinematography Agency and the Sputnik Vostok Production film studio presented the first joint Uzbek-Russian film for children and teenagers, The Taste of the Sun. A screening for members of the arts council, film critics, the public and the media was held at the Yulduz cinema. The big premiere of the film will be timed to coincide with the Youth Day of Uzbekistan.
The film tells the story of an ordinary Moscow family faced with incredible adventures during a trip to Uzbekistan. In order to get the treasure - the gold of Ark, the treasure of the last Emir of Bukhara Alimkhan, the heroes - the boy Timur, his peer Gulya and his grandfather have to go through difficult trials.
Stars of Uzbek and Russian cinema are filmed in the film: Andrey Merzlikin, Alexander Ilyin, Mukhammadiso Abdulkhairov and others.
The role of the protagonist, a boy from Moscow, is played by Leonid Basov, a rising star known to viewers from a number of films, one of which is the film "Palma". For actress Kamilla Yakubova, the role of the resourceful, well-read Uzbek girl Guli is her debut.
Filming took place in Moscow, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent and Tashkent region. The film will demonstrate the beauty of the landscapes of such places as Chimgan, Charvak, the Kyzylkum desert, and historical monuments of Uzbekistan - Registan, Guri Emir, Mirzo Ulugbek's observatory in Samarkand, the Ark fortress museum in Bukhara, the Minorai Kalon mosque.
“This film is the first joint co-production, a symbolic swallow of the cinema of New Uzbekistan. In November 2019, in Moscow, we signed a number of memorandums on the creation of joint films, and Taste of the Sun is the first film in a series of future film projects. The picture was released in Russian, now dubbed into Uzbek. As part of the Youth Day celebration, we are organizing a big premiere. It is also very symbolic, because “The taste of the sun is the first children's and teenage film, and the premiere will take place during the summer holidays,” said Firdavs Abdukhalikov, Director General of the Film Agency of Uzbekistan, producer of the film.
“Cooperation with the National Cinematography Agency has been very pleasant. We are absolutely delighted. I wish that all projects, all producers always have such partners. Colleagues from Uzbekistan helped us a lot, moreover, in word, deed, and finances. This is a true collaboration, a joint work created on equal creativity. It seems to me that this is the guarantee that the film turned out the way it is,” said Alexander Kessel, producer of the film The Taste of the Sun.