While listening to the extraordinary voice of Monâjât Yultchieva, this documentary takes you to the beautiful and legendary world heritage city of Samarkand - the Crossroads of Cultures. In the 14th century this opulent capital of Tamerlane (Timur) was an all important station along the Silk Road. You will see the turquoise domes of Samarkand’s mosques and the sparkling mosaics of its mausoleums accompanied by the music of the region.
In Tashkent, the “Stone City” and the modern-day capital of Uzbekistan, we meet and interview Monâjât Yultshieva. Her warm and solemn voice, reflection of her inner, sincere and emotional personality, sings the Maqqom in a haunting prayer. Monâjât takes us to to her native village, in the Fergana valley, on the border with Tajikistan.
Directed by Marc Bissot and Didier Maertens
Also included is a Concert from Theatre de la Ville, Paris
Monâjât Yultchieva’s marvelous mezzo-soprano voice, and her radiant and moving personality makes her the top female classical singer of Uzbekistan. In this concert, she touches a rare and secret place in our inner heart where songs become prayers, hymns and a form of homage, where music speaks the unspeakable.
PAL regional code 2-3-4-5-6
Language - French, English
Total Time 108 min