Drama - Completed 2010

& Awards

Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2010
EurAsia Special Mention
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA
    • Director(s)
    • Yuri FETING
    • Writer(s)
    • Mansur GILYAZOV, Yury FETING
    • Producer(s)
    • Svetlana BUKHARAEVA
    • Synopsis
    • An exotic film from an exotic country. Geographically somewhat ill-defined and endowed with a fascinating history, Tatarstan would appear to have one foot in Europe, but nor would it be incorrect to consider this part of the Russian Federation with its 3.8 million inhabitants part of Asia. Eight hundred km east of Moscow but on this side of the Urals – what is it? And is it even that important? More important than the location, perhaps, is the fact that this region turns out good, lyrical and stylistically pure films, one of which is BIBINUR.
      Bibinur, an old woman (played by Firdaus Ahhtjamova in an incomparable performance) dreams that she will die the following Friday and decides to use what time she has left to pay her debts and await her death. But suddenly, shady businessmen and landowners appear in the village, planning to sell land on which an old cemetery is located. One of the men, Jihangir, who is used to leading a glam life in foreign metropolises, is in Tatarstan for the first time. Jihangir is given a room for the night by Bibinur and she tells him of his life. He realizes Bibinur is a pious woman and her ancestors are from the same village. Thanks to Bibinur, Jihangir turns against his business partners and the transaction.
      A comedy in a minor key, BIBINUR is an ode to love, life and beauty, and if one had only two words to describe it, they would be “lovely” and “lyrical.”