Ahead of the release of Poet, Kazakh director Darezhan Omirbayev was able to say:
According to a Kazakh saying “Amongst all, the most important is the art of words”.
It always was one of the guiding principles of our culture, until being so dramatically altered.
Where does a poet get the strength to persevere, today?
How can he preserve a sensitive soul?
What is left to hope for?
Poetry inhabits higher aspirations, purity, idealism, faith.
It always was and always will be.
That is at least what I want to believe.
Poet, in cinemas on 14 December.