Bad Bad Winter (Olga Korotko) Kazakhstan

Bad Bad Winter
Olga Korotko
Kazakhstan, 84 min,  2018

A daughter of an Astana businessman, Dinara, comes to the city of her childhood to sell her grandmother’s house. Suddenly,  former classmates come to visit her, and a friendly meeting grows into something else when they tell her that recently they committed a murder and now they need money to ‘get clean.’ Dinara’s refusal
provokes classmates to act more harshly and tougher and very soon
they arrive from being former classmates to being just a group of
people from different social strata. Between them, there is a  conflict based on differences of view, worldviews and way of life.
Each side has its truth, but the whole situation, in the end,  leads to another crime – crueler than that from which it all began.


Olga Korotko started to study filmmaking with Darezhan Omirbayev’s filmmaking course where she shot her first few shorts.
In 2011 she was selected for the Asian Film Academy project
(Busan International Film Festival) where she shot a short film
THE LAST 5 MINUTES with other students. Right after AFA,
she shot a short film DOVE ON THE ROOF produced by Kazakhfilm
film studio. In 2014 -2015 she was studying filmmaking in  New York Film Academy. In 2016 she was selected for Berlinale Talents Campus, the same year she got a Master Degree in Filmmaking in
the Academy of Arts named after Zhurgenov in Kazakhstan.
In 2018 she finished her first feature film BAD BAD WINTER.



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