At the Cannes Film Festival in 2018 Sergey Dvortsevoy's drama AYKA was celebrated and awarded the Golden Palm for Best Actress. The intense performance of Samal Yeslyamova will be remembered for a long time. She plays Ayka, a young Kyrgyz woman who lives and works illegally in Moscow. Everyday life, which is heavily affected by poverty and hardship, leaves her no choice but to leave her newborn son behind in hospital - a decision that many Kyrgyz women are foreced to make because of their inhumane living conditions. Some time later, Ayka's maternal longing leads her to a desperate attempt to find the abandoned child.
Just as our being determines our consciousness, AYKA is a film about the individual's ongoing relation with it's social environment, which is inevitably influenced by emotions.
R/GER/PL/KAS 2018, 100 Min., Original version with English subtitles, FSK: 12
Director: Sergey Dvortsevoy
Book: Sergey Dvortsevoy, Gennady Ostrovsky
Camera: Jolanta Dylewska
With Samal Yeslyamova, Zhipargul Abdilaeva, David Alaverdyan
Pictural Source: Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum
TUESDAY 11.06.2019 8 P.M. - CALIGARI FILMBÜHNE