Aslan, a 13-year-old boy living with his grandma, is a schoolboy in a high crime village in Kazakhstan. Corruption and violence conflict drastically with his obsession for perfection. Aslan sees evil personified in school gang leader, Bolat, who humiliates him in front of his classmates and extorts money from other kids, beating them up severely. To rid his school of crime, Aslan decides to take action against Bolat.
Original dialogue: Kazakh
Directed by: Emir Baigazin
Starring: Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Andassov, Anelya Adilbekova
Running time: 115 min
Awards & Screenings:
Special Jury Mention - Tribeca FF2013
Best New Director: Grand Jury Prize - Seattle IFF2013
Award for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution (Silver Bear) - Berlinale IFF2013
Thursday 28 November, 9:30pm at City Stars Cinema, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Nasr City
Friday 29 November, Midnight at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial
Thursday 5 December, 6:30pm at Plaza Cinema, Americana Plaza Mall, Sheikh Zayed
Complete programme of Panorama of the European Film
All data provided by Misr International Films - Youssef Chahine.