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18 kHz

original title: 18 Kiloherz

2020, 79 min., color, Russian

teenager

CATEGORY : Drama
COUNTRY: Kazakhstan
PRODUCTION : BUDGET : -

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

CAST

Musakhan Zhumakhanov, Alibek Adiken, Kamila Fun-So, Roman Zhukov, Nyshanbek Zhubanaev, Dinmukhamed Akhmet, Diyar Dzhamaldin, Anna Zakirova, Makhabbat Sarkytpayeva, Bubinor Bakieva

CREW

Director : Screenplay : Farkhat Sharipov
Cinematographer : Alexander Plotnikov
Producers : Farkhat Sharipov, Dina Zhumabek
Poster

COMMENTS

FESTIVALS: Cottbus 2020, Busan IFF 2020, Warsaw IFF 2020

SYNOPSIS

THE SOUND FREQUENCY THAT GROWN-UPS CAN’T HEAR

Gulnara has lost her piece of jewelry and suspects her son – young Sanzhar. Sanzhar, meanwhile, is looking for freedom, which he’s being drawn into by his best friend, Dzhaga. They are searching for freedom while breaking all rules, opening all doors where there’s written “no entry”, going there – where they think, that same freedom is hidden.

PRESS

Students from Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany were the jury for the U18 Youth Film Competition. They chose the Kazakh drama about drugs 18 KILOHERTZ (Kazakhstan 2020) as the winner. Director Farkhat Sharipov receives the  EUR 5,000 prize for the best youth film, donated by the city of Cottbus. On their decision, the jury said: „[….] Not only it had impacted us while watching it, but also had stayed in our minds and hearts as we began to live again – after the movie had took our breaths away.“ FilmFestival Cottbus

18 kHz is a vibrant and kinetic coming-of-age drama which pits the trials and tribulations of youth with the growing drug culture of the era. Based on Zara Yesenaman’s novel Hardcore and mixing with director Farkhat Sharipov’s memories of his own adolescence, we’re transported into a world of degradation, desire and dilapidation. Set to a thrilling soundtrack, 18kHz skilfully conjures up the excitement and dangers of a period of national change and exploration.Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia