Fire (Aizhana Kassymbek) Kazakhstan

Aizhana Kassymbek
Kazakhstan. 2020. 82 min

Tolik is a bright representative of a middle-aged family man who lives an ordinary life, makes his best to feed the family and it seems that his problems will never end. The endless debts, Kazakh weddings and funerals, everything needs money. Once he finds out that his teenage daughter is pregnant. Tolik plans to find out who the father is in order to talk to him about his daughter’s future and their future intentions.
With this entire burden Tolik gets involved in an absurd adventure that almost costs the life of his best friend. Money stealing, police chase, car accident, one failure follows the other. Going through all the troubles he finally understands what are the most important things in life. And this understanding and acceptance fires the hope.


Aizhana Kassymbek was born in 1990. The daughter of the famous Kazakh film director Kanymbek Kassymbekov (“SHOK AND SHER”, “DO YOU NEED A PUPPY?” and etc) started her career in the film industry in 2012 after the graduation from the University of international relations and world languages.
Since 2012 she is working at Kazakhfilm National Film Studio in Almaty in the International Department (festivals promotion and sales). In 2012 Aizhana also joined the team of Eurasia International Film Festival and Bastau International festival of students films and film schools as an international relations manager. In 2018 Aizhana was appointed as a manager of Eurasia Film Market.

2018 SU (Water) short film
2018 AUA (Air) short film
2020 OT (Fire) debut full length feature film
2021 Sweet milky corn doc