Three Elements

Updated#2 24.12.2017 (edit). This is a film-omnibus consisting of four slightly crossing stories. 'Fire' is poetical story telling on provincial boy first arrived to the big city. 'Water' is a thriller telling on the guy who affraid of water. 'Air' tells tragic story of strange and free in mind girl (based on Bunin's 'Light Breathing'). And 'Earth' is a short conclusion giving an light smile. The film is as innocent and ironical at the same time as their authors. This film is made by the students led by their teacher Nariman Turebayev, Turan University. Production - Kadam company.

  • Nariman Turebayev
    Director
  • Maria Isitova
    Director
    Fire novel
  • Samrat Irzhasov
    Director
    Air novel
  • Myrza Baisambekov
    Director
    Water novel
  • Altair Kabdushev
    Director
    Earth part
  • Yerzhan Akhmetov
    Producer
  • Olzhas Tartayev
    Producer
  • Almat Musalim
    Producer
  • Kamilla Nugmanova
    Key Cast
  • Samrat Irzhasov
    Key Cast
  • Myrza Baisambekov
    Key Cast
  • Altair Kabdushev
    Key Cast
  • Azhar Ibrayeva
    Key Cast
  • Tolepbergen Baisakalov
    Key Cast
  • Samrat Irzhasov
    Writer
    Fire, Air
  • Myrza Baisambekov
    Writer
    Water
  • Altair Kabdushev
    Writer
    Earth
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Tri Stikhii
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 17 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 20, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Kazakhstan
  • Country of Filming:
    Kazakhstan
  • Language:
    Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic 2K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Nariman Turebayev, Maria Isitova, Samrat Irzhasov, Myrza Baisambekov, Altair Kabdushev

Nariman Turebayev made one short film: Antiromantika (2001, won Grand Prix in Angers-2002) four feature films: Little Men (2003, presented in Locarno-2003, Angers-2004), Sunny Days (2011, Locarno), Adventure (2014, Karlovy Vary), City Filth (2017). His students Maria Isitova, Myrza Baisambekov, Samrat Irzhasov, Altair Kabdushev finished the first year in the Turan University and Three Elements is their first feature film.

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Director Statement

The film is an educational project arranged for students to dive them into creation of a movie from inventing the story through all stages of the production. I think it's very important to know inner details of film production in the very beginning of student's education 'cause it gives them huge base of knowledges about cinema. Students wrote, shot, played, edited the film by themselves slightly curated by me. And I think they made it very good! Yours sincerely, Nariman Turebayev.