Aizhana KASSYMBEK Kazakhstan 82 Min PG Southeast Asian Premiere
This tonally sharp debut conjures a world that is sometimes warm, sometimes noir, and growingly inhospitable for its protagonist.
Tolik has a third child on the way, yet nothing else is going right for the breadwinner. His day job—as a bread courier, no less—brings in barely enough to repay his debts. Shuttling between deliveries and family crises, Tolik struggles to find the words to match his precarious circumstances.
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Aizhan KASSYMBEK is a director and cinematographer from Kazakhstan. She is working on a series of films that take inspiration from the four basic elements, and her first two shorts, Water (2018) and Air (2018), were screened at festivals in Europe and Asia. Fire is her first feature film.
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