A woman is standing in front of the mirror. She is beautiful and has a striking face and strong cheekbones. She is bracing herself, a last vestige of self-respect driving her on. Her body is black and blue from the marks of many years of abuse. She swathes it in the orange dress that represents her working life. In this world she is a successful influencer promoting a product line called “Happiness” that – as she demonstrates in her hypnotic sales pitches – is supposed to make women attractive and happy. But terror reigns at home; it even reigns in her newlywed daughter’s house too. A self-determined life is something about which a woman in Kazakhstan dares not even dream.

Kazakhstan, 2022, 131 мин.

Production: BM Production, 567Cinema

Language: Kazakh, Russian

Written by: Assem Zhapisheva, Askar Uzabayev

Directed by: Askar Uzabayev

Producer: Bayan Maxatkyzy,Anna Katchko, Rinat Safarov

Cinematography by: Max Zadarnovskiy
Sound by: Bagym Mukhitdenova
Cast: Laura Myrzakhmetova, Yerbolat Alkozha, Almagul Sagyndyk