Kazakh Movie Wins Grand Prix at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

ASTANA – “Dala Kaskyry” (“Steppenwolf”), a film directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, won the grand prize, the Golden Raven statuette, at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), reported Kazinform on April 21.

Photo credit: “Steppenwolf” movie poster

BIFFF is one of the most popular genre European festivals, held since 1983.

The movie tells the story of Tamara, who hired a former investigator to find her son who disappeared during unrest. Premiered at the Category A Film Festival in Rotterdam it was awarded at the Reims Polar Film Festival in France. 

“This is a special prize for me and the team! This is a genre festival and the works presented there are amazing! I did not think we would win – it is a matter of pride. And it is cool that the festival gave the Raven – a prize dedicated to the poem of the beloved Edgar Allan Poe! Everything came together!” said Yerzhanov.

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