Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Films

Official Selection - In Competition

Crew:

Director: Emir Baigazin
Screenplay: Emir Baigazin
DOP: Emir Baigazin
Production: Arizona Films

The River

A film by Emir Baigazin

Back
A family with five sons lives in a remote Kazakh village. The oldest and fairest, Aslan, becomes the father’s deputy in charge of all the work and delegating tasks to his younger brothers. However, when the mystic visitor, Kanat, arrives at the village and shows the children his tablet and computer games, life at home takes a different turn. The sudden intrusion of the modern world brings corruption, temptation and deceit. Suddenly, it’s Kanat who becomes the new leader. Until the moment when, one day, Aslan takes him to the river and the city boy disappears.
  • Cast:

    Zhalgas Klanov, Eric Tazabekov, Zhasulan Userbayev, Ruslan Userbayev, Bagdaulet Sagindikov, Sultanali Zhaksybek, Kuandyk Kystykbayev, Aida Iliyaskyzy
  • Original Title:

    Ozen
  • Country:

    Kazakhstan, Poland, Norway
  • Year:

    2018
  • 108' Subtitles: Portuguese, English

Crew:

Director: Emir Baigazin
Screenplay: Emir Baigazin
DOP: Emir Baigazin
Production: Arizona Films

Schedule

Cinema Medeia Monumental Screening room 1

Cinema Medeia Monumental Sala 1

Cinema Medeia Monumental Screening Room 1

Director

Emir Baigazin

Emir Baigazin was born in 1984, in Alga Province, Kazakhstan. His debut feature Harmony Lessons won a Silver Bear for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution at the Berlinale 2013, among over 20 other recognitions worldwide. In 2018, his most recent fil Ozen was a nominee at the Toronto International Film Festival and Venice Film Festival.
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