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Zhannat ALSHANOVA

Zhannat ALSHANOVA

Zhannat Alshanova is an award-winning writer/director and producer from Kazakhstan with a background in business administration and marketing. After working in the corporate sector for a couple of years, in 2011 Zhannat shifted to filmmaking, entering the film industry as a set photographer. Her first short film, The White Orchid Hotel (2016), screened at various international film festivals, including the EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival 2016. Her graduation film, End of Season (2018), premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 (Cinefondation). The film, co-starring renowned Russian actress Rosa Khairullina and Kazakh actor Dulyga Akmolda, won the Most Promising Director Award at the Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival 2019, Best Cinematography Award at FilmschoolFest Munich 2018, and is currently on the festival circuit. In 2019, Zhannat participated in Bela Tarr’s directing residency, where she developed and shot short film Paola Makes a Wish (2019), which premiered at Locarno Film Festival 2019 as part of collective film Under the God, produced by Locarno Film Festival, CISA (International Academy of Audiovisual Sciences), and Ticino Film Commission. Her most recent short film, History of Civilizations (2019), is currently in post-production. Zhannat holds a master’s degree in Filmmaking from the London Film School and she is a Berlinale Talents Alumnus.

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End of Season

2018 / UK, Kazakhstan / Short / 23 min

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Zhannat ALSHANOVA

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At the end of summer, Rosa (50) arrives at her husband’s resort ? a small hotel in the vast dry steppe, to check on staff and collect the accounts. An unexpected encounter interrupts the routine of her stay and awakens long gone passion for swimming.


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