Dastur

US Premiere
Directed by Kuanysh Beisek
Written by Aldiyar Zhaparkhan, Qazybek Orazbek
Starring Nurai Zhetkergen, Ermek Shynbolatov, Aldabek Shalbaev, Nurzhan Beksultanova
2023 | 100 mins | Kazakhstan | Kazakh | English subtitles
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Bolat, an only child of a distinguished village businessman named Nursultan, grows up spoiled, causing criminal issues. Bolat rapes a school graduate, Diana. He, however, gets away with a crime, concealing under a ‘tradition’. A forced wedding follows, turning the family’s life into a nightmare.