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Year of Production 2022


English title: Scheme
Original title: Skhema
German title: Schema
Kazakhstan, 2022

Director: Sharipov, Farkhat
Production company: Kazakh Cinema
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 73 min.
Film genre: Feature film

For Masha and her girlfriends, the party invitations are a game: they get to drink for free and are even rewarded with a bonus when it's all over. Sure, every now and again a grown man mingles with the young girls during the wild get-togethers, whatever – a fact that Masha chooses to ignore, smitten as she is with seductive Ram, the middle-man who organises these celebrations. But then Masha herself becomes a victim of this predatory arrangement. Farkhat Sharipov, whose work explores the hopes, dreams and dark sides of new-rich Kazakh society, constructs complex shots to depict an Almaty of shopping malls and anonymous apartments, a cold yet tempting world full of consumerist allure – and fraught with the danger of losing one’s self.

Berlinale Generation 2022 (awarded), Zlin CFF 2022, JuniorFest Plzen 2022

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Kazakh Cinema (KZ)