Aralkum

film type documentary film, experimental film Production Country Germany, Uzbekistan production year 2022 runtime 13'40
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3) sound format Dolby SR languages Karakalpakisch Subtitles Englisch

A desert landscape as if from another planet. A few lonely rusty shipwrecks. Low desert scrub grows around them, holding the sand together in the merciless storms. Aralkum, the Aral Desert, is the bare seabed, the last thing left of the Aral Sea. By weaving together different cinematic textures, the short film ARALKUM makes the dried-up Aral Sea graspable, allowing an old fisherman to set sail one last time.

http://asadifaezi.com/aralkum/

Official Trailer: https://vimeo.com/685951895

director Daniel Asadi Faezi, Mila Zhluktenko Bildgestaltung / DOP Sadriddin Shakhabiddinov Produktion / Production Fozil Yunusov Original-Filmmusik / Original Score Giovanni Berg Tongestaltung / Sound Design Andrew Mottl Drehbuch / Script Daniel Asadi Faezi, Mila Zhluktenko Schnitt / Editing Daniel Asadi Faezi, Mila Zhluktenko film school Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF)
Festivals
2022 Visions Du Réel International Film Festival, Nyon, Switzerland (Jury Prize "Best Short Film")
2022 International Belgrade Festival of Documentary and Short Film, Serbia
Production
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  • http://www.asadifaezi.com
Distribution
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Sales
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School
  • Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF)
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  • 80333 München
  • Deutschland
  • http://www.hff-muc.de

Daniel Asadi Faezi

Daniel Asadi Faezi, born 1993, studied in the Documentary Department at the University of Television and Film Munich and at the National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan. His films have been screened at numerous film festivals, including Locarno, Visions du Réel and DOK Leipzig. He is a Berlinale Talents alumni.

Filmography
2013 AREFI, THE SHEPHERD
2016 KIDS OF TEHRAN
2016 OBSERVATION OF HAWKS IN THE SKY
2017 IN SEARCH OF
2018 THE ABSENCE OF APRICOTS
2019 WHERE WE USED TO SWIM
2021 SLOWLY FORGETTING YOUR FACES

Mila Zhluktenko

Mila Zhluktenko, born 1991 in Kyiv, Ukraine. She studied in the Documentary Department at the University of Television and Film Munich. Her films have been screened and awarded at numerous film festivals, including IDFA, Visions du Réel and DOK Leipzig.

Filmography
2017 FIND FIX FINISH
2019 OPERA GLASSES