German films for children and youth, presented at the International Film Festival "Shlingel" in the German city of Chemnitz, will be shown in Uzbekistan.
This will happen from April 28 to May 5 in Tashkent and Ferghana in the framework of the traditional in Uzbekistan German Film Festival for Children and Youth "Shum bola". National Agency "Uzbekkino", Goethe Institute in Tashkent, and the International Film Festival "Shlingel" (Germany) act as organizers of the demonstrations.
In total, 14 films will be shown at the festival; the festival programs in Tashkent and Ferghana are different, the only thing they have in common – is the opening with the fascinating film directed by Frank Stoye "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King". It is a new version of film adaptation of the famous German fairy tale.
In particular, the sensational story "Letter for the King" by Peter Verhoff may be seen in Fergana. This story took place many years ago, when there were kings and knights, and love, friendship and courage meant much more than all the other things. A sixteen years old young man Thury puts at stake all his future when a dying knight asks him to deliver a cryptic letter to the king. The long and adventurous journey will lead him through forests and mountains, where danger is waiting at every turn, and as long as many people want the letter not to be delivered to the king, they are game for anything.
Honorary guests of the opening in Tashkent will be the director of the German festival "Shlingel" Michael Harbauer, and members of the delegation from Germany.
A young Uzbek actress, lead singer of children's musical theater-studio "Tomosha", Zebo Sharipova, will acts as the mascot of "Shum bola" festival this year.
Together with Michael Harbauer, she will present each film before its demonstration.
During the festival, German art animation specialists will give master classes for students of partner schools of the Goethe Institute.