NEWS AND EVENTS
July 25, 2013
To Feel an Off-Screen Atmosphere
Rich collection of 40 thousand exhibits stores the Museum of Cinema Art of Uzbekistan.
As soon as you enter the cozy hall storing the whole history of national cinematography you feel you witnessing the shooting of the legendary films “Vatan”, “Charmed with You”, “Alisher Navoi.” This is a unique chance to plunge into the mysterious and diverse film world.
The main hall contains 5 thousand exhibits making the historical puzzle of the Uzbek cinematography. The archive of the museum is getting extended with every beginning year, and collections replenished with new trophies. Research officer Guzal Ruzmatova told about how carefully stored the history of cinematography.
“Our museum was established in 1972. And with the first days in conjunction with the National Agency “Uzbekkino” we make our best to keep and pass the richest history of national cinematography to our descendants. Visitors do like an unconventional retro style of the exhibition. Here is the first camera that was brought to Uzbekistan in the early 20s of the last century, as well as costumes of the cast of legendary films, original cinema posters issued 90 years ago, collection of photos, and video materials, decoration sets and handwritten author scripts.”
Film making in Uzbekistan began in 20-30s of the 20th century. Emergence of film art in our country is linked with the names of famous film directors as Nabi Ghaniev, Sulaymon Khojaev, actors – Yoldosh Agzamov, Asad Ismatov, the first Uzbek cameraman – Khudoybergan Devonov.
The hall, decorated by the renowned painter Bobur Ismoilov, has three monitors screening first white-and-black silent films, color films, as well as fragments from present-day feature films. In the place, where almost every corner tells about the film art to watch the fragments from historical films is especially enthralling.
“I am interested in the film art since my childhood. When for the first time I visited this museum I got impressed greatly, especially with the costumes. The costume of the great commander for the historical film “The Great Amir Temur” is kept in its initial appearance. The restored attire of the queen is gorgeous as well,” shares her impressions the constant visitor of theme events of the museum, Umida Ramizova.
Today, along with interesting tours, the museum also conducts creative meetings with cinematography figures, lectures by art critics, and screening of archival films.
(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)