Broadcast on national television of the film "Gyzyl Kurte" directed by Sahysalykh Bayramov greatly excited the viewers: until now, the actress Aina Djumaeva, the performer of the main character Govher, receives congratulations from acquaintances and strangers. We met with Aina Dzhumaeva to congratulate her on this event and to interview the readers of our newspaper.
- I treat the front-line theme with trepidation, - says Aina. – I bow before the heroes of this time, especially before such as my heroine Govher. This story, according to most viewers, is incredible, but it is based on real events and tells about the unbending loyalty of Turkmen women. There are such women in our nation and always will be!
Movie synopsis. The groom went to the city for gifts for the wedding, and instead of them he sent a note in which he asked his bride not to take off her red kurte (bride's cape) until he returned from the front. The catch of this unique story is that neither the groom nor the bride saw each other. The marriage ceremony was performed by the yashuli, using the groom's telpek. Govher fell in love with her husband according to the stories of her brother-in-law, a boy through whom, according to Turkmen customs, she communicated with her mother-in-law. She cooked her husband's favorite dishes, won the favor of his horse. Gowher lived in a world of illusion while waiting for her husband. But the long-awaited Victory came, and her husband never returned home. Gowher left this world at the age of 93: next to her husband's dressing gown and telpek, her staff and dressing gown appeared at the end of the film.
- Aina, many lovers of theatrics know you as a promising actress of the Pushkin Theater, and few people are aware that today Aina Dzhumaeva is a student at the Turkmen State Institute of Culture. We do not have time to follow you - tell us how you ended up on the set of Turkmenfilm.
- I was invited by phone to go through a casting for the role of Govher from the film "Gyzyl Kurte". There were three applicants. I was offered to play a small episode, I immediately got into the role, stage experience helped. By the way, the red kurta suits me too. However, the most important bonus is my role as Enejan in the movie “Ak yaylanyn aydymy” in 2016: I was on “you” with a movie camera.
Filming began a couple of days later. From the film studio we went to Nokhur. I stepped off the bus and found myself in a snowdrift. I have never seen so much snow. I learned a lot while filming. According to the director’s idea, the film crew after the mountainous Nokhur visited the nearby settlements of Bakharden, in the villages of Murche and Surche, among the reeds of the Geoktepe Lake... I had to spend the night in a yurt, warming myself by the fire, when one half of the body was hot from the fire, and the other half froze from the drafts. But it was a romantic inconvenience!
Filmmakers were very hospitably received by the local population. Many of them, especially children, participated in extras with pleasure. One day a funny thing happened. I arrived in jeans and a T-shirt, and went to the set in a yashmak and kurte. "Where is the bride?" the villagers ask. "Here!" - point to me. “No, she was completely different!” They did not believe.
- How did you, with an aristocratic appearance and urban upbringing, manage to reliably embody the image of a rural girl of the 40s of the last century?
- Again, I had experience at the Pushkin Theater: I played Aliman in Chingiz Aitmatov's Mother's Field. And then, although I am a city dweller, I roll out dough no worse than a villager - my mother taught me. I love pets, which helped me get in touch with the horse in the film.
By the way, in the role of Govher there are more thoughts than words. I got so into the role that I got used to not talking. Even when the film was already shot, it took me a while to regain my former talkativeness.
- The reaction of the audience to the film "Gyzyl Kurte" is beyond praise, but how do you feel about your work?
- When I was present at the first viewing of the film, I had a lump in my throat. For a long time I could not believe that it was me on the screen. This is the first time I've experienced this in my artistic life! Nearby sobbed assistant director. Editing and music were amazing. I congratulate director Sahysalykh Bayramov on such a success!
- And I congratulate you on another bright event in your work.