GIFFONI50PLUS - 21.31 JULY 2021


18 KHZ

Category: Edition 2021

Gulnara has lost her piece of jewelry and suspects her son – young Sanzhar. Sanzhar, meanwhile, is looking for freedom, which he’s being drawn into by his best friend, Dzhaga. They are searching for freedom while breaking all rules, opening all doors where there’s written “no entry”, going there – where they think that same freedom is hidden.

Original Title 18 Kiloherz
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +16
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 79'
Production Year 2020
Nationality Kazakhstan
Directed by Farkhat Sharipov
Screenplay Farkhat Sharipov
Based on the novel "Hardcore" by Zara Yesenaman
Director of photography Alexander Plotnikov
Sound Alexandr Jeygalo
Music Ilya Odegov
Main cast Musakhan Zhumakhanov
Alibek Adiken
Kamila Fun-So
Roman Zhukov
Nyshanbek Zhubanaev
Dinmukhamed Akhmet
Diyar Dzhamaldin
Anna Zakirova
Makhabbat Sarkytpayeva
Bubinor Bakieva
Produced by Farkhat Sharipov, Dina Zhumabek, Yuliya Kim
Production Centera Production (Kazakhstan)

Farkhat SharipovFarkhat Sharipov

Farkhat Sharipov was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 1983. From 2001 to 2007 he studied at the Kazakh National Academy of Arts. After graduation, he decided to study Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in 2008. THE TALE OF A PINK (2010) is his first job as a director and has received several awards and nominations. In addition, he has directed numerous feature films. 18KHZ (2020) is his most recent film.

Centera Production (Kazakhstan)

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