I Remember You
Ali Khamraev, Uzbekistan, 1985, 92 min
Like Fellini's Amarcord, whose title it recalls, I Remember You
is an autobiographical meditation on the past.
Its story is simple: the protagonist, at the request of his seriously ill mother, leaves Samarkand and heads on
a voyage across Russia in search of the grave of his father, who died during the war. This poetic odyssey,
which also proves to be a journey into subconscious memory, is rendered in images of extraordinary
intensity and beauty. The beautiful Gulya Tashbayeva, the director's wife and principal performer in several
of his films, gives a haunting performance.
- Peter Scarlet