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AN EPIC JOURNEY OF FAITH, LOVE, AND WAR
COMING TO DIGITAL & BLU-RAY MAY 26TH
Altynai has been a professional actor since 2010. She was born in Almaty, the capital of Kazakhstan. In 1997, she graduated from the Kazakh State Institute of Theater and Film named after T.K. Zhurgenov (named after historically acclaimed actor, Temirbek Zhurgenov). She studied at the Kazakh Musical Drama Theatre named after Kalibek Kuanyshbayev (named after historically acclaimed actor, Kalibek Kuanyshbayev) in Astana. Her productions have included How the stars alied , Golden Horde, and Zheruiyk.Altynai has received awards including the prestigious, Honored Worker of Kazakhstan and Best Actress at the Yalta "Eurasian Bridge" International Film Festival. Altynai is best known for the feature films, "Zhauzhürek myng bala" (2012), The Road to Mother" (2016) and "Alzhir: Blood, Washed By Snow" (2017).
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Khasan has been a professional cinematographer since the late 1980’s. He was born in Moscow in 1960 where he graduated from VGIK (Vserossiyski Gosudarstvenny Institut Kinematografii – the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography). His government awards include People's Artist of the Kyrgyz Republic 2011.
Spanning nearly nine decades from the 1930s to the present, this sweeping yet personal epic follows several generations of a Kazakhstan family through war, famine, collectivization, separation and the determination of the clan to remain united. Focusing on a young man who is separated from his mother by war and journeys through harrowing experiences from childhood into adulthood without her to protect him, it is ultimately a stirring drama about the power of maternal love. War drives them apart but love is destined to reunite them.