Director – Emir Baigazin
2019/Kazakhstan, Poland & Norway/Kazakh/Russian with English subtitles
HIFF Classification – 12A
Emir Baigazin’s immersive family portrait tells the story of five young brothers who lead secluded lives under the strict watch of their controlling father. Their world is threatened when the boys accidentally discover the modern world. The beauty of The River lies in Baigazin’s precision, which is evident in every moment.
Supporting Short: Child
Director – Iring Freytang and Victor Stickel
HIFF Classification – PG
A child has to leave his hut to collect wood for the fire that went out. The search for suitable wood becomes his life’s work.
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