An immersive family portrait which tells the story of five young brothers who lead secluded lives under the strict watch of their controlling father, until the boys’ accidental discovery of the modern world threatens their way of life.
When Kanat, an unknown cousin, unexpectedly arrives at the village, the structured life of the family begins to fall apart for good.
Official Selection: Venice, Toronto International Film Festival
“A rigorously composed and characteristically austere film about power and persuasion.”
— Little White Lies
International Feature Competition
Director Emir Baigazin
Script Emir Baigazin
Producer Emir Baigazin
Cast Zhalgas Klanov, Zhasulan Userbayev, Ruslan Userbayev, Bagdaulet Sagindikov, Sultanali Zhaksybek, Kuandyk Kystykbayev, Aida Iliyaskyzy
2018 | Kazakhstan, Norway, Poland | 108 mins