HARMONY LESSONS

Emir Baigazin

Kazakhstan, Germany, France 115 min Fiction

Synopsis

Aslan, a 13-year-old boy living with his grandma, is a student in a high crime rate village school in Kazakhstan. Corruption and violence conflict drastically with his obsession for perfectionism. Aslan sees all the evil in the school gang leader Bolat, who humiliates him in front of all his classmates and extorts money to all the kids, beating them up severely. Out of good motives to rid his school of crime, Aslan decides to take action against Bolat…

* Catalan première

Director

Emir Baigazin

(Kazakhstan, 1984) Emir Baigazin studied at the Kazakh National Academy of Arts in Almaty, majoring in film direction and cinema. In September 2007, he studied in the Asian Film Academy (AFA) at the Busan IFF. Baigazin’s debut feature Harmony Lessons (D’A 2014) was supported by the World Cinema Fund and celebrated its premiere in the Berlinale Competition 2013, where it won a Silver Bear for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution.

Filmography: The River (2018), Would You Like to Stargaze? (2017), Wounded Angel (2016), Harmony Lessons (2013, D’A 2014)

Emir Baigazin

Film information

Int. title: Uroki Garmonii
Director: Emir Baigazin
Script: Emir Baigazin
Contact: Films distribution
With: Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Anadassov, Anelya Adilbekova
Country: Kazakhstan, Germany, France
Year: 2013
Format: DCP
Length: 115 min
Language: Kazakh
Subtitles: Catalan, English
Edition: 2014