The Secret of a Leader, 2018

Kazakhfilm

By Farkhat Sharipov, 97 min

Script based on a novel by Daniyar Surgalinov “Bricks 2.0”

TRAILER

STILLS - SECRET OF A LEADER

When Kanat hits the bottom, still living with his mother at 40 passed, stuck mid level in his bank job, fantasizing from afar on girls, the unexpected encounter with his evil half, longtime friend Daniyar makes him take a moral u turn and his life takes a plunge in the dark.

FESTIVALS:

Фархат фото

  • Busan IFF – World Premiere
  • Kazakh release – February 2019
  • Grand Prix – Moscow International Film Festival,
  • NETPAC Award, Special Jury Award – Aimanov Film Festival in Almaty,
  • Grand Prix – Eurasia International Film Festival,
  • Filmfest Hamburg,
  • Minsk International Film Festival – LISTAPAD,
  • Guwahati International Film Festival
  • World Asian Film Festival
  • Hainan International Film Festival

farkhat sharipov

Director, scriptwriter – Farkhat Sharipov

Producers – Serik Zhubandykov, Yerzhan Akhmetov, Yuliya Kim

Executive Producer- Dina Zhumabek

DOP – Alexander Plotnikov

Art Director – Alexey Shindin

Editor – Timur Zhalimbetov

Sound director – Alexander Dzhegaylo

Music – Iliya Odegov, Emil Dosov

Cast:

Kanat – Dulyga Akmolda

Daniyar – Yerzhan Tusupov

Kanat’s mother – Gulzhamal Kazakbayeva

Mikha – Philip Voloshin

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