The full-length Kazakh film directed by Dauren Kamshibaev participated in the film festival, which was held on November 4-11.
“Zere” tells the story of the freedom-loving protagonist who rebels against her mother's will when, after the tragic death of her husband, she decides to sell her daughter to the richest and most influential man in the village.
The cast includes Adina Bazhan, Sanurjan Suleimenov, Murat Bisembin, Berik Aitzhanov, Olga Landina, Yelzhas Rakhim. The film was shot near Lake Balkhash, on the island of Taisoigan, nestled against the background of Moin Kum sands.
In late September, “Zere” won the prize for best music in the film competition at the Kinoshock festival in Moscow.