‘Mariam - Sharipa Urazbayeva ’

21 → 23

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The film will be available from 21 > 23 March.

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​​​​​​​In Zhanash, a far-away village nestled on the Kazakh Steppe, 400 kilometers away from Almaty - and another three kilometers by foot on a dirt path off the main road – Mariam lives with her husband and four young children in a home without light and water. One winter day, her husband disappears without a trace. Because there is no body, he cannot be officially declared dead. As a result, Mariam cannot receive state financial support. A very reserved person who buries her emotions deep inside, Mariam must take survival into her own hands... 

Sharipa Urazbayeva graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts. She directed several short films that won prizes at several international short film festivals, such as Ego (2014) and The Potato Eaters (2016). Mariam (2019) is her feature film debut and was nominated for Best Film in the international competition at the Bosphorus Film Festival 2019.

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  • Kazakh
  • Subtitles: English