Twenty-year-old Kamal has been married for a few months but his wife is still a virgin. Learning that there is nothing physically wrong with him after visiting a doctor, Kamal sets off to town to search for another woman. The city is full of them but Kamal is still unable to meet anyone, until a chance encounter on a bus. But it looks as if this accidental meeting will take Kamal much farther than he was prepared to go… By the director of ‘Angel on the Right’. —Celluloid Dreams
Born in 1965, in Tajikistan. He graduated from the prestigious VGIK school of cinema in Moscow, and studied with Daviat Khudonazarov, one of the pioneers in Russian ‘nouvelle vague’ in the seventies. His first feature was his graduating film, Flight of the Bee (1988), co-directed by a classmate, South Korean Min Byung-Hun. As from then, Usmonov has directed and written several short films both fiction and animation, in addition to documentaries, the majority produced by the state-owned Tadjikfilm. In 1991, with the political and economic reforms, the state-owned company went bankrupt, and the next year, war broke out. With the support of European producers, he re-made Flight of the Bee in 1998, for part of the film had been lost, and this film, Angel on the Right. —São Paulo International Film Festival
that one minute when he says he has to go, she smiles back urging him to run along and then we see a pomegranate - that one minute is worth all the praise in the world. i think eliade would have liked this film - rite of initiation, ancient archetypes in the contemporary world, unchanged patterns of trial and redemption.