APERTURE: ASIA & PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL
– Opening Film –
The Gentle Indifference of the World
Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Kazakhstan 2018, Kazakh/Russian + English subtitles, 100 mins
Following her father’s death, Saltanat is forced to swap her quiet rural life for the city to find ways to pay off a debt left behind by her father in order to save her mother from prison. Her loyal yet penniless friend and admirer, Kuandyk, follows her to make sure she is safe. What ensues is a noir-esque road trip, as the two of them run into trouble and desperately seek to find a way out.