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Fortitude

Fortitude

1989. The former Captain of the Soviet Army Saidulla lives alone in a small house. His son lives in the same village but he does not associate with his father and does not permit the grandson to have contact with his grandfather. He often has a vision: he is visited by an old army friend. He looks exactly the same as he saw him alive for the last time – in the uniform and with an automat-ic gun. Once during a medical check-up Saidulla learns that he has cancer. He does not have much time left but he has to solve the most important problems: provide water-supply for the school, make it up with his son and pay a visit to his former colleague.

Language
  • Uzbek
Runtime
78
Production Year
2018
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • Uzbekistan
Casts
Karim Mirkhadiev, Nigora Karimbaeva, Begzod Khamraev, Seydulla Moldokhanov
Production Company
NA Uzbekkino
Premier Status
National premiere
Festivals / Awards
  • 2018: Moscow IFF, Main competition, Award of the jury of Russian film-critics, award of Russian film-clubs, Russia
  • 2018 : Eurasia IFF, Main competition, Award for the best male role to Karim Mirkhadiev, Kazakhstan
  • 2018 : Volokolamsky rubej IFF, Main competition, Grand-Prix, Russia
  • 2018 : Bridge of arts IFF, Main competition, Award for the best male role, Russia
  • 2018 : APSA, Main competition, Nomination for the best female role, Australia

Crew List

Director
Rashid Malikov
Screenwriter
Rashid Malikov
DOP / Camera
Bakhodir Yuldashev
Editor
Rashid Malikov
Music
Dmitry Yanov-Yanovsky
Sound
Anwar Fayz
Production Designer
Daniyar Abdurakhmanov
Producer
Furkat Zakirov

Director/s

Rashid Malikov
Rashid Malikov
Profile

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Film Critic

A new tragedy

Azizollah Haji Mashhadi
Azizollah Haji Mashhadi

“Fortitude” is the latest film by Rashid Malikov, an Uzbek director who has already featured two other movies. The film narrates a simple story of Saidulla (Karim Merkurdiyu) a former Captain of the Soviet Army life who is living in the wake of his horrific memories of war in absence of his lost wife alone in a small house. His son lives in the same village but he does not associate with his father and does not permit the grandson to have contact with his grandfather. Once during a medical check-up, Saidulla learns that he has cancer. With all his troubles, he does great efforts in supplying water for a school and eventually he managed to do so. Now, the pain and sadness of all of his bitter memories of the war (in Karakalpak in Soviet Union in 1898), along with his cancer opens his old wounds to shape a new tragedy.


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