Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Telba: Uzbek Film

Telba (Crazy)
2008 Uzbek Film (no subtitles)

I am crazy about films with lovely cityscapes. This one of Tashkent was quite a treat! I'm sure the majority of you will not be able to understand this film since its in Uzbek. I think just watching it may be interesting enough. I have to be honest, it made me crave "khanums" (I imagine the closest thing would be a knish at a real-deal Jewish deli on the Lower East Side, right by the Sunshine Theater). Its a love story that tries to transgress class lines in a new Uzbekistan (complicated with its own new class of wealthy returnees).

Street Scenes:

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