Director: ZHANNA ISSABAYEVA
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).
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