Director: Farkhat Sharipov
Gulnara lost her ring and suspects that her teenage son Sanjar stole it. Meanwhile, Sanjar is passionate by exploring life with his best friend, Jaga. They spend all the time together dreaming about freedom and discovering all the prohibited places with ‘no entry’ signs. This choral film shows us the nightlife in a Kazakh city that wants to be modern and has a new rebellious youth that turns the established order upside down.
Farkhat Sharipov was born in 1983, Almaty, USSR. In 2007 he graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts and a year later from the New York Film Academy. In 2010, his first feature film, The Tale of a Pink Bunny, won the Main Competition at the Eurasia International Film Festival, and 4+1 was premiered at the Busan International Film Festival. The Secret of a Leader (2018) won Grand Prix at the Moscow International Film Festival.