Tag: Elyer Ishmukhamedov

Soviet Film Wednesday: Lovers

Last week I shared Elyer Ishmukhamedov’s first film, Tenderness, and this week let’s ride that summer feeling again with another film by Ishmukhamedov, Lovers. Lovers (Влюбленные) is a 1969/1970 film that portrays a summer of friendships, drama, and romance in Uzbekistan. Ishmukhamedov has his own strange way of capturing the beauty of the season, especially in …

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Soviet Film Wednesday: Tenderness

Full of the vibrant outdoors and romance, Tenderness (Нежность, Nezhnost) was director Elyer Ishmukhamedov’s first major film, made in 1966-1967, and set in summertime in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. At its release, the film won awards at the International Week Of Asian Film Festival in Frankfort and at the Locarno Film Festival. Tenderness was written by Odelsha Agishev …

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