Baffling Nicolas Cage in Kazakhstan picture goes viral

Ben Arnold
Cage… is obviously in Kazakhstan in full national dress – Credit: Twitter

Rather marvellously cultivating his ‘everything I do is a meme’ status, we find Nicolas Cage pictured here in Kazakhstan, in full traditional regalia.

His expression speaks a thousand words.

Mr Cage is in town for the 13th annual Eurasia International Film Festival, taking place in Astana, the capital city.

And obviously the internet is now ablaze with remarks about the picture.

“I would be pleased to participate in some film project on the territory of Kazakhstan,” he told reporters, according to the Kazinform news agency.

“I enjoyed the architecture of your capital. What I saw reminded me of an old black-and-white film that depicted the future.”

Also in Astana for the event are John Malkovich, Adrien Brody and Bai Ling, says the Astana Times.

According to the New York Daily News, Cage has been attending the children’s film competition called Five Continents with the Mayor of Astana and the Minister of Culture, and has also met with disabled children.

Meanwhile, Kazinform also reports that he joined the Mayor in a tree-planting ceremony, to represent the growth of the Five Continents contest.

14 films for children have been screened, made by filmmakers from France, the Netherlands, China, Spain and India.

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