• Competition
Director: Zhanna Issabayeva
  • Drama
  • Suspense
World Premiere
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©Sun Production (Kazakhstan)
Schedule & Ticket
EX Theater Roppongi
10/29 13:45- (95min)
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Zhanna Issabayeva (Director/Screenplay), Laura Koroleva (Actress), Roman Lystsov (Actor)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
11/02 10:30- (95min)
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Zhanna Issabayeva (Director/Screenplay), Laura Koroleva (Actress), Roman Lystsov (Actor)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
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Suddenly laid off from a factory staffed by deaf-mute people, Sveta’s house loan pushes her into a highly unethical line of work in this controversial film that unfolds almost entirely in sign language.
Director Zhanna Issabayeva

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
Cast Laura Koroleva
Roman Lystsov
Nataliya Kolesnikova
Alim Mendibayev
Marat Abishev
Alena Ugryumova
Dmitriy Ryazanov
Varvara Masyagina
95min. Color Russian Sign Language, Russian | 2017 Kazakhstan |
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