With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Government and the Department of Culture of the city of Moscow

Main Competition

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FATE

Director: ZHANNA ISSABAYEVA
KAZAKHSTAN
2020, 96'

The protagonist of the film – Azat, is a 19-year-old villager who comes to a big city of Almaty to work as a bricklayer in the construction team of his elder brother Murat. Murat lingers in the mountains on a construction site for 2-3 days and Azat must stay in Almaty with no money until his brother arrives. In the city there will be the “crossroad of fate” which determines how things will unfold in Azat's life.

Zhanna Issabayeva was born in 1968 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She graduated from the journalism faculty of Kazakh States University in 1991. She has worked as a producer and director since 1993. In 2007 debuted with the full-length feature film «Karoy» which took part in Venice Film Festival, “Critics Week” and was nominatеd for “Best Asian Director 2007” at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Her filmоgraphy also includes «My Dear Children…» (2009), «Losing Innocence in Alma-Ata» (2011),  «Talgat» (2012), «Nagima» (2013) which won many awards including NETPAC diploma of the Moscow IFF, «Bopem» (2015) and «Sveta» (2017).

ScriptZhanna Issabayeva
CameraAndrey Khludeev,
Aydos Nurbulatov
ProducerZhanna Issabayeva
CastErmek Turganbekov,
Indira Kulchanova,
Sherkhan Pirnazarov,
Aydos Ryskhan,
Kuantai Abdimadi,
Nursultan Mukhamedzhanov
ProductionSun Production
World salesSun Production,
issabayeva@mail.ru

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