7th March - 11th March
Director: Farkhat Sharipov
Starring: Musakhan Zhumakhanov, Alibek Adiken, Kamila Fun-So
Kazakhstan, 2020, 1 hour 19 minutes, subtitles
Vibrant, kinetic and powerfully performed with its clever use of dreams and fantasy sequences, this is teenage angst at its most uncompromising; a Kazakh Trainspotting. Life is tough growing up among the dilapidated tower blocks of Almaty, where only a grim future awaits. After a chance discovery in old walkman, Sanzhar and his mate Dzhaga gravitate towards a group of older kids in search of freedom and excitement. Apparently 18kHz is a sound frequency adults cannot hear.
Warsaw International Film Festival 2020 Grand Prize
Film Festival Cottbus 2020 Best Youth Film
UK online premier