Nur-Sultan Hosted Preview Screening of ‘Kalamger’ Film

Kazakhstan’s capital hosted the preview screening of the ‘Kalamger’ feature film.

The movie was filmed by Khabar Agency with support of the Kazakh Ministry of Information and Social Development.

The idea was implemented as part of the Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity program and the ‘Seven Facets of the Great Steppe’ article.

The film is dedicated to lives and works of writers and poets of the 1970-1980s. The narrative carries spectators to Alma-Ata of those years. Archival footage of the capital of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic makes film especially engaging.

Authors said that the film is based on a true story.

The story takes place in the famous café ‘Kalamger’ where well-known workers of culture, art and literature used to gather on weekends and discuss the global issues of society as well as the main problems of Kazakhs and Kazakh literature.

“Unfortunately, there were a lot of bans and censorship back in Soviet time. People didn’t always have the opportunity to discuss up to date topics and literature trends of Kazakh literature in open platforms,” said First Deputy Chairperson of Khabar Agency, Rinat Kertayev. 

The film premieres at cinema theaters of Kazakhstan on September 12th. The film will air on Khabar TV this December.

Moreover, the agency plans to shoot a TV series of the project.

Photo: Хабар 24