Best Feature Film

Marat Alyshpaev - Best Actor

Feature Film, Drama
Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu
140,000 USD
Key Cast
Marаt Аlyshpaev, Bakyt Mukul, Shaiyr Kasymalieva, Busurman Odurakaev, Anara Azhykanova, Kalipa Usenova, Omurzak Toktomuratov
Other Festivals
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Tallinn November 24, 2020 World Premiere Official Selection Competition Estonia Dhaka International Film Festival Dhaka January 22, 2021 Asian Premiere Best Film Award / Official Selection Bangladesh Fajr International Film Festival Tehran May 28, 2021 Middle East Eastern Vista Iran, Islamic Republic of Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival in the Sky Kuala Lumpur June 30, 2021 South Asia Premiere Jury Special Award Malaysia Andrei Tarkovsky International Film Festival Zerkalo Ivanovo August 30, 2021 Russian Premiere International competition of feature-length fiction films Russian Federation Buharest International Film Festival Buharest August 8, 2021 East Europe Premiere Official Selection Romania Arouca Film Festival Arouca Best International Film, Best International Script Portugal Open Russian Film Festival "Kinoshock" Anapa October 1, 2021 Best Music Prize Russian Federation Sao Paulo International Film Festival Sao Paulo October 31, 2021 American Premiere New Filmmakers Competition (for first and second films) Brazil Asian World Film Festival Los Angeles November 1, 2021 North American Premiere Main Competitio United States Festival of Cinema and Common Memory Nador November 21, 2021 African Premiere Special mention Prize Morocco Antakya International Film Festival Antakya December 17, 2021 Turkish Premiere Jury Special Award Turkey Slemani International Film Festival. Feature film competition. Kurdistan, Iraq. 2021/December. Sulemaniyah December 17, 2021 Best Cinematography Award Iraq

A retired writer, Kubat Aliev, is living his last days as a famous and poor writer in a society increasingly concerned by wealth. A widower, he has no children and his only wish is that literature continues to bring enlightenment to his small and disillusioned nation. He sees the possibility of a continuation in his friend, a younger and an equally talented writer, Sapar. However, Sapar is very ill and is in need of an expensive treatment. On the day that Kubat decides to sell his apartment to save the bed-ridden writer’s life, he learns his own younger businessman brother is beaten up by collectors for debts. Kubat finds himself torn between his overwhelming desire to save the sick writer’s life and the pressure to help his kin.