Project Description

Luna Papa is a 1999 movie by Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov with collaboration from Germany, Japan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Austria, Switzerland, France, and Russia.

In this hilariously surreal adventure through Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan, the story of a young, simple Tajik girl is narrated by her unborn child. Mamlakat is an aspiring actress, daughter of an eccentric father, and sister to a mad brother, who falls for the lies of an actor in a theater company that passes through her village. After he promises to make her an actress because he knows Tom Cruise, Mamlakat sleeps with the guy. He’s gone in the morning – but leaves behind undeniable proof of the night’s events: Mamlakat is pregnant. Determined to protect their honor, her eccentric family set out on a journey in order to find the father. And we glimpse a fantastic central Asian reality, filled with small, unusual villages, falling-from-the-sky cattle and enormous flying bricks…