MUBI SPECIAL DISCOVERY: JAMILIA
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dir. Aminatou Echard, 2018
84 mins. Kyrgistan/Russia.
In Kyrgyz with English subtitles.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 - 7:30 PM
MONDAY, AUGUST 5 - 10 PM
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 - 7:30 PM
Aminatou Echard’s haunting, Super-8 shot film, introduces contemporary Kyrgyz women who, in talking about the literary heroine of the title, reveal their own private lives and desires, the social rules they chafe under and their ideas of freedom. Jamilia portrays Kyrgyzstan through the prism of these women's stories. They describe what their lives are like in a country where the patriarchal system may see them kidnapped by would-be suitors, and curbs their freedom to work, desire, love, live and dream. With dreamy pacing and a shifting relationship to time, the film gives viewers access to its subjects' desire for adventure, rebellion, independence and sensuality.
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