The Illusion Seller

Sharofat Arabova/22 minutes/2017/Tajikistan/Fiction

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Synopsis

Zukhro, a little Tajik girl befriends an Indian emigrant, Kabir, who is called ‘Khayolfurush’ (‘the illusion seller’) by everybody in the village. There is someone else who connects both of them invisibly and her name is Mina from India. This is the tale of maiden maturity and the failure of prejudices.

Zukhro, seorang gadis kecil dari Tajikistan, berteman dengan imigran dari India bernama Kabir yang dijuluki ‘Khayolfurush’ (‘si penjual ilusi’) oleh orang-orang desa. Ada orang lain yang diam-diam menghubungkan mereka berdua, yaitu Mina dari India. Film ini berkisah tentang kedewasaan seorang gadis dan tidak terbuktinya prasangka.

Trailer

Director

Sharofat Arabova

Sharofat Arabova

Director

Sharofat Arabova (born on 16 May 1985) is a filmmaker based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. She graduated in Cultural Studies from Russian-Tajik Slavonic University in 2006. She received the Indian Council for Cultural Relations Scholarship in 2007 to study PG Diploma in Film Direction at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII, Pune) which she completed in 2013 with her Diploma film In Between. She is an alumnus of Asian Film Academy (Busan, 2012), Berlinale Talents (2014), and Nikita Mikhalkov’s Summer Film Academy (Moscow, 2013).

Sharofat Arabova (lahir tanggal 16 Mei 1985) adalah sutradara yang menetap di Dunshanbe, Tajikistan. Ia lulus dari program Kajian Budaya di Russian-Tajik Slavonic University tahun 2006. Ia menerima beasiswa Indian Council for Cultural Relations tahun 2007 untuk meneruskan studi pascasarjana Penyutradaraan Film di Film and Television Institute of India (FTII, Pune) yang ia selesaikan tahun 2013 dengan film berjudul In Between. Ia juga merupakan alumnus Asian Film Academy (Busan, 2012), Berlinale Talents (2014), dan Nikita Mikhalkov’s Summer Film Academy (Moscow, 2013).