Andrey Tarkovsky International Film Festival “Zerkalo"

BABAI 18+

Babai
June 28th Watch
2020
Russia, USA
Drama
65 mins
Russian, Kazakh with Russian subtitles
Russian premiere

The Babai is a Slavic folkloric figure used by parents as an educational threat. Young brothers Mark and Gesha live in fear of doing something wrong and getting hell from their father. The tense close-ups depict scenes from a childhood characterised by discipline and humiliation.
БАБАЙ / BABAI

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JUNE 28th


Russia, USA / 65 mins / 2020 / Russian, Kazakh

Written, directed and produced by Artem Aisagaliev
Cinematography by Alexandra Kulak
Cast Saggidulla Aisagaliev, Gesha Aisagaliev, Mark Aisagaliev, Sergey Aisagaliev, Tamara Barsukova, Dzhumabai Aisagaliev, Anton Martynov Production Badcut Inc
Artem Aisagaliev

Artem Aisagaliev grew up in Moscow, New York and Los Angeles and graduated from the California Institute of the Arts. "Babai" is his debut feature film, which premiered at the IFF Rotterdam's Bright Future program.
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