Angel on the right

a DJAMSHED USMONOV picture

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Title

Angel on the right

Director

Djamshed Usmonov

Producer

Marco Müller

Nationality

Tajikistan, Italy, Switzerland, France

Year

2002

Duration

89'

Language

Tajik

Format

Dolby SR

Ratio

1.66

Original Title

Fararishtay kifti rost

Synopsis

Synopsis


After years in Moscow, thug Khamro returns to his Tajikistan village to tend to his dying mother Halima. Their reunion is not what he expected at all. His hometown reception ends up being full of surprises. A crooked mayor soon attempts to threaten Khamro into paying back his long overdue debts. The townspeople demand that he recognize his 10-year-old abandoned son. Khamro’s angry neighbors are closing in on him faster than his mother’s pretty nurse…

Synopsis

Stills

Press

"Many of the pleasures here are in the details and rituals of everyday life… A sturdily acted film from a region so rarely represented in cinema."

BBC

"In this accomplished second feature, Tajik director Djamshed Usmonov returns to his native village to film a parable about good and evil...Gentle wit... Concisely written dialogue with dry humor."

VARIETY

"Guided by a cleverness that has the good taste not to let itself be known... Usmonov carries on well his note until the end..."

TELERAMA

"Fiction quickly finds a mythologic or religious dimension... Negotiation is one of the big subjects of this surprising film. Scenes in which the villagers negotiate are the alibi for surprising demonstrations of power, as comic as ritualistic, profound and sacred. Directed with calm, rigor and modesty... Intriguing mixture of the sacred and the brutal."

LEBERATION

Festivals
& Awards

Cannes Film Festival
Un Certain Regard

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Tokyo FILMeX
Special Jury Prize

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Mar del Plata Film Festival

London Film Festival
FIPRESCI Prize

Tromsø International Film Festival
Aurora Award

Angers European First Film Festival
European Special Jury Award

Paris Nemo Film Festival

Brussels European Film Festival

Copenhagen International Film Festival

Cinemanila Film Festival

Warsaw Film Festival

Muestra Internacional de Cine (Mexico)

Febio Film Festival

Wisconsin Film Festival

Bratislava International Film Festival
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Singapore International Film Festival
Silver Screen Award

Cast & Crew

Uktamoi Miyasarova
Maruf Pulodzoda
Kova Tilavpur
Written and Directed by Djamshed Usmonov
Producer Marco Müller
Co-producers Elda Guidinetti, Andres Pfaeffli, Joël Farges,
Elise Jalladeau, Véronique Marty, Djamshed Usmonov
Cinematography Pascal Lagriffoul
Sound Dana Farzanehpour
Editor Jacques Comets
Set Design Mavlodod Farosatshoev
Costume Design Marina Yakunina
Music Michael Galasso

Releases

Switzerland - Frenetic Films

15.05.2003

italy - 01 Distribution

18.06.2004

France - Haut et Court

26.02.2003

UK - Metro Tartan Distribution

14.11.2004