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Ayka
Russia, Germany, Poland, China, Kazakhstan, 2018, 100 min, 16+
director Sergey Dvortsevoy
script Sergey Dvortsevoy, Gennady Ostrowski
operator Jolanta Dylewska
designers Olga Yurasova, Alexandra Demidova
editing Sergey Dvortsevoy, Petar Markovich
producers Sergey Dvortsevoy, Thanassis Karathanos, Anna Vydra, Martin Hampel
cast Samal Yeslyamova, Sergey Mazur, David Alaverdyan, Slava Agashkin, Zhypargul Abdillaeva, Azamat Satimbaev, Askhat Kuchinchirekov, Larisa Firsova
A young Kyrgyz girl - Ayka - lives and works illegally in Moscow. After giving birth to her son she leaves him in hospital. Some time later, however, her motherly yearning leads her to desperate attempts of finding the abandoned child. Samal Yeslyamova won Best Actress Award in Cannes for the role of Ayka.
Sergey Dvortsevoy is a Russian director of documentaries and features. His first works, short film Paradise and his graduation film Bread Day, received wide acclaim and were awarded at international film festivals. His first fiction feature Tulpan won the top award of Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard. Ayka took six years to produced and was selected for international competition in Cannes.

Sergey Dvortsevoy
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