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Time Time75 mins
LanguageKazakh
Kardiogramma

Jasulan suffers from a heart disease. To treat him, his mother takes him to Alma-Ata, the capital of Kazkahstan, to a sanatorium. The boy discovers the big city where everyone speaks Russian and the crushing monotony of a state-run institution. This is a wonderfully drawn portrait of the inelegance of the Soviet years, of being poor in the flattest countryside imaginable. Omirbaev is, as always, poetically precise with subtle injections of humour, a carefully drawn story of boyhood and growing up.

Awards and Festivals
UNESCO Prize
Award Laurel
1995
Venice Film Festival
Award
Award Laurel
1997
Silver Screen for Best Asian Feature Film
Singapore International Film Festival
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