End of Season

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    End of Season

    Directed by

    United Kingdom, Kazakhstan

    2018

    23 min

    • Russian
    • Kazakh

    Drama

    At the end of summer, Rosa (50) arrives at her husband’s resort – a small hotel in the vast dry steppe, to check on staff and collect the accounts. An unexpected encounter interrupts the routine of her stay and awakens long gone passion for swimming.

    Credits

    Cast
    Rosa Khairullina
    Dulyga Akmolda
    Screenplay
    Zhannat Alshanova
    Cinematography
    Cem Demirerr
    Editing
    Julien Testa
    Zhannat Alshanova
    Production
    THE LONDON FILM SCHOOL
    Production
    ZHANNAT ALSHANOVA
    Zhannat Alshanova

    Zhannat Alshanova

    Kazakhstan

    Zhannat is an award-winning writer/director and producer from Kazakhstan with a background in business administration and marketing. After working in corporate sector for couple of years, in 2011 Zhannat shifted to filmmaking, entering the film industry as a set photographer. Her first short film THE WHITE ORCHID HOTEL played in various international film festivals, including prestigious cinematography festival – Camerimage. Her graduation film END OF SEASON premiered at the 71st Cannes Film Festival (Cinefondation). The film co-stars renowned Russian actress Rosa Khairullina and Kazakh actor Dulyga Akmolda. In 2019 the film won Most Promising Director Award at the Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival, and Best Cinematography Award at FilmschoolFest Munich. Currently in a festival circuit. In 2019 Zhannat participated in Bela Tarr’s directing residency, where she developed and short a short film PAOLA MAKES A WISH, which premiered at the 72nd Locarno Film Festival as a part of the collective film UNDER THE GOD, produced by Locarno Film Festival, CISA and Ticino Film Commission. Zhannat holds an M.A. degree in Filmmaking from the London Film School and she is Berlinale Talents Alumni.