Film Details

Poet (Akyn)

Film Synopsis

Didar is a poet chained to a day job in a small newspaper. In the age of mass consumption, very few care about poetry. Reflecting on a rebellious 19th century figure executed by the authorities he feels deeply shaken, realizing how difficult and fragile the life of a poet always has been. When he is invited to give a reading in a small town, Didar finds himself torn between pain and joy, accomplishments and failures.


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