"The Secret of a Leader" film directed by Farkhat Sharipov takes part in three film festivals
Firstly, a film made by “Kazakhfilm” studios commissioned by the Ministry of Culture and Sports will be screened as part of the 3rd Guwahati International Film Festival program, which will be held from October 31 to November 6 this year in Asama (India).
Later it can be seen at the 26th film festival "Listopad", which will be held in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, from 1–8 of October. Farkhat Sharipov’s picture will take part in the main competition program of this festival.
Afterwards, "The Secret of a Leader", as well as other several movies of “Kazakhfilm” studios will be screened at the Asian World Film Festival from 6–14 November in Los Angeles (USA).
Sharipov’s film tells the story of the 40-year-old bank clerk called Kanat (actor Dulyga Akmolda), who is getting through the midlife crisis and realizing that he doesn’t dream of anything anymore, also he has been expecting nothing from his life for a long period of time.
One fine day, the main character visits a leadership training, where a coach (Anuar Nurpeissov) teaches him how to succeed and become a leader. Comprehending the point of leadership, Kanat decides to change himself and reconsider his life outlook. However, the character’s destiny suddenly twists upside down when he accidentally meets his old fellow Daniyar (Yerzhan Tussupov).
“I am really glad that viewers from world’s different continents are going to see our film. I hope everyone will understand and appreciate it”, - says Farkhat Sharipov.
As a reminder, in April 2019, "The Secret of a Leader" film for the first time in the history of Kazakh cinema received the Grand Prix at the 41st Moscow International Film Festival. The famous Korean director Kim Ki-duk, head of international jury, passed the "Golden George" for the "Best Film" award to Sharipov. Also earlier this year the movie took the Grand Prix at the "Eurasia" XV International Film Festival.
In the summer of 2019, the picture was released in theaters in Russia, while in February the Kazakh audience was able to see Farkhat Sharipov’s film in local theaters.