Directed by: Saodat Ismailova
Runtime: 23 minutes
Country: Uzbekistan, Norway
Language: Uzbek with English subtitles
The short film The Haunted (2017) is part of a double bill along with the film 40 Days of Silence (2014).
Extinct for many decades, the Turan tiger – native to the Central Asian landscape – lives on in the collective memory of the people – a spectre from a forgotten past. Utilising archival footage, dynamic soundscapes along with the filmmaker’s own voiceover, The Haunted is a hallucinatory essay film that symbolically explores the history of Soviet colonial subjugation and erasure experienced in the region.
The short film The Haunted is available for rent together with 40 Days of Silence via Vimeo On Demand at USD$3.50 from 19 June to 16 July 2020. Please click on the “Book Now” button which will redirect you to Vimeo. Upon purchase, the film will be available to you for 48 hours.
Due to the closure of cinemas following the COVID-19 pandemic, Whose House Is This? : New Cinema of Central Asia is the first programme from the Asian Film Archive that will be presented entirely online, as part of the newly-launched series “Rewired”.