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Ala Kachuu – Take and Run

Directed by Maria Brendle

Cast: Alina Turdumamatova, Madina Talipbek, Nurbek Esengazy Uulu

A young Kyrgyz woman is kidnapped and forced to marry. A drama about the desire for freedom in the clutches of a tradition.

Nominated for the 2022 Academy Award Live Action Short Film category.

“Ala Kachuu – Take and Run” at Swiss Film & Talks:
The Consulate General of Switzerland had invited director Maria Brendle for a Swiss Film & Talks about her short film. The discussion with Maria Brendle starts at 14 minutes in this video.

Plays in

Shorts Program 2022

Captivating shorts program highlighted by 2 Oscar nominated films.

Dates & Times


Castro Theatre

Fri, Mar 11
3:30 pm