The Road to Mother (Anaga aparar jol)

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Alma-Ata, 1987. The film's protagonist - a 16-year-old Arsen, who moved from the suburbs to the city center and go to a new school. In the new school, he befriends his classmates, active participants in the so-called "Rayonovskih movements." At the same time, Arsene is facing the street, and the hierarchy of teenage violence. And faced with the choice to become all or stay true to yourself.

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  • "Road to Mother" may be pedagogic and overlong in its approach to Kazakhstan's past, but it is effective in communicating the country's history.

    May 23, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It works mainly in fits and starts, though there's no question that the movie's depiction of the effects of Soviet rule on a nomadic population will be eye-opening for many Western viewers, and deeply resonant for Kazakhstanis.

    Mar 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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