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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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1.78 : 1
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Close to Home
8 February 2019 | by princeofmontecitoSee all my reviews

We see a film that makes love to questions our souls seldom ask. The pain of attachment whispers to those of us finding love sacred, until we are all alone screaming in torment's silence.

A woman in Moscow attempting the forbidden, crossing the bridge of survival in the ice and snow of human apathy. As we are there with her, helplessness unflowering shock, the garden of our selfishness wants us to leave this immersion, are we drowning or escaping...Although we are the prisoner of our own denial, we would beg to lose the shackles of the woman in this film. Samal graces the river of my senses with a waterfall of paralysis. A rainbow of emotion awaits you. Become the fire of the sunrise. Or the darkness before the dawn. Fire does not burn. It illuminates. A film that blinds, that you may truly see and feel. Close to home...


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