APERTURE: ASIA & PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL
11 June, Rio Cinema, London
Sergey Dvortsevoy, Russia/Germany/Poland/Kazakhstan/China 2018, Russian/Kyrgyz + English subtitles, 100 mins, UK Premiere
Exploring the plight of young female Kyrgyz refugees in Moscow, Ayka centres on one young woman’s harrowing story, powerfully portrayed by Sergey Dvortsevoy with a standout performance by Samal Yesyamova in the role of Ayka. A story of struggle and survival in the face of extreme hardship and exploitation as an illegal migrant worker.