History of Civilization

History of Civilization

Directed by Zhannat Alshanova

Genre Fiction
Country Kazakhstan
Year 2020
Length 15 min
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version English subtitles, Original Russian version

Synopsis

Indira decides to restart her life and move to London. However, on her last day, she dares to explore what she will leave behind.

Themes

taboos, teenagers, relationships, work relationships, sexuality

Biography

Zhannat is an award-winning writer and director from Kazakhstan. Her short films played at various international film festivals, such as Cannes (Cinefondation), Sundance, Locarno and Toronto TIFF among many others. In 2019, Zhannat got selected for Bela Tarr’s directing residency where she developed and shot Paola Makes A Wish, produced by the Locarno Film Festival. Her debut feature project, Mother Tongue, won ArteKino Int. Award at the Asian Project Market of Busan IFF. Zhannat holds an M.A. degree in Filmmaking from the London Film School and she is a Sundance Institute and Berlinale Talents alumna.



Cast

Indira: Akmaral Zykayeva
Ruslan: Aidar Alimbayev
Ayan: Makhambet Tolegenuly
Anton: Miras Zhakupov

Team

Production

Yevgeniya Moreva

Script

Zhannat Alshanova

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Leandro Ferrao

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Sasha Shegay

EDITING Gaymzhan Sanbayev
Sound Tiago Cardoso, Dinis Henriquez
Music Akmaral Zykayeva

Awards

Locarno Int. Film Festival, Switzerland |2020| PARDINO D'ARGENTO


Festivals

Locarno Int. Film Festival, Switzerland |2020| Pardi di domani - Concorso internazionale