Films. On the big screen.

It’s true – films can be fun and frivolous. But as well as being entertaining, travel movies are also a gateway to knowledge. A country’s history, culture, and people come alive on the screen, giving you a window into new worlds. Begin your journey through film now.


Abdullajon, or Dedicated to Steven Spielberg (1991)

Directed By Zulfikar Musakov

We’re willing to bet you haven’t seen an Uzbek science-fiction comedy before. Local audiences and critics enjoyed this story of an alien who crashes into an Uzbek village and starts performing miracles, setting off a military panic in Moscow. If you’re wondering about the title, it’s because the tall tale is revealed by a narrator who is writing to “Brother Spielberg.”

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Delighted By You (Maftuningman) (1958)

Directed By Yoʻldosh Aʼzamov

This musical comedy is considered one of Uzbekistan’s best and most loved movies. Two filmmakers in search of actors travel round the entire country, including to remote agricultural villages, and discover surprising, previously hidden, talent. Even today, many Uzbeks can, or so it’s claimed, sing all the movie’s songs by heart.

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Hot Bread (Issiq Non) (2018)

Directed By Umid Khamdamov

In a sign of the local film industry’s heightened international ambitions, this film was Uzbekistan’s first attempt to be nominated in the Best International Film category at the Oscars. It’s a drama about a teenage girl who yearns to escape village life and live in the city.

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To the Ends of the Earth (2019)

Directed By Kiyoshi Kurosawa

It’s not just westerners who think of Central Asia as an unknown land. Yoko hosts a successful travel show on television but is cautious and insular. On a trip to Uzbekistan, with adventures including trying to find a mythical fish, she encounters a new sense of self-awareness and worldliness.







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