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Ayka (2018)

A poor woman without a job struggles to raise her child.

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Sergei Dvortsevoy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samal Yeslyamova ... Ayka
Zhipara Abdilaeva Zhipara Abdilaeva ... Chinara
Sergey Mazur Sergey Mazur ... Veterinarian
David Alaverdyan David Alaverdyan ... Flat Owner
Andrey Kolyadov Andrey Kolyadov ... Policeman
Slava Agashkin Slava Agashkin ... Car Wash Owner
Azamat Satimbaev Azamat Satimbaev ... Child Buyer
Galina Kravets Galina Kravets ... Nurse
Askhat Kuchencherekov Askhat Kuchencherekov ... Poultry Production Supervisor
Kenzhebek Karybaev Kenzhebek Karybaev ... Urmat
Nurzhamal Mamadalieva Nurzhamal Mamadalieva ... Fatima
Nurzhan Kunnozarova Nurzhan Kunnozarova ... Rosa
Umida Serozhova Umida Serozhova ... Gynocologist
Anastasia Marchuk Anastasia Marchuk ... Doctor
Larisa Firsova Larisa Firsova ... Dachsund Owner
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Storyline

A poor woman without a job struggles to raise her child.

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Genres:

Drama

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Language:

Russian | Kirghiz

Release Date:

30 November 2018 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Ajka See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Filmed over a seven year period, even though the action in the story takes place within a week. See more »

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Suffering in detail
29 November 2018 | by vcutySee all my reviews

I saw this film , in gala opening of Cairo film festival , held in Egypt Its a film about the suffering of a helpless young woman...how to survive in a country she knows nothing about ...illegaly working and living in it... On so many levels the story line is moving...but my comment was why all the excessive details..and long scnes repeating the same thing over and ober It was more of a documentary film.... My second comment was the overdose of blood ...it needed to tone down abit in this regard Some people who watched it felt that the director did not utilse the story well... Also the actress ( who won best actress in Cannes film festival 2018) had the same expresion almost all the film..not much of acting as much as the story its self that deserved a prize


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