Zhanna Issabayeva was born in 1968 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, graduating from the journalism faculty of Kazakh State University in 1991. She made her feature debut with Karoy (2007). Her comedy My Dear Children (2009） won Special Prize of Jury and Press Award at the Kinoshok International Film Festival in Russia. Her Nagima (2013) won the Grand Prix at the Deauville Asian Film Festival. She also made Bopem in 2015.
|Staff||Director/Screenplay : Zhanna Issabayeva
Cinematographer : Mikhail Blintsov
Production Designer : Dzhalalatdin Ibragimov
Editor : Azamat Altybasov
Sound Director : Andrey Rezinkin
Casting Director : Kenzhekiz Kairbayeva
Costume : Inga Zadarnovskaya