Private Project


Bound by culture to her psychologically abusive household, a modest housewife in rural Kazakhstan yearns for her freedom.

  • Yelnur Zholaman
  • Yelnur Zholaman
  • Dinmukhamed Qadyr
  • Gaziza Tansholpan Tleubay
    Key Cast
  • Kulzhamila Belzhanova
    Key Cast
    "Razia "
  • Azamat Nigmanov
    Key Cast
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    11 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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    Yes - New York Film Academy
Director Biography - Yelnur Zholaman

Yelnur Zholaman was born in 1997 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He’s worked in digital advertisement industry for 3 years as a scriptwriter and director. He’s worked with companies like Samsung, Nestle, KitKat. He’s a film director graduated from New York Film Academy(Los Angeles) with a MFA degree in Filmmaking. He got signed off by the production based in LA and currently working on a feature film.

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Director Statement

I was about to get married in 2022, to the girl that I thought I loved. She seemed to be a perfect fit for me. My older sister was already married for 8 months at that time and according to my culture I was next to marry. My sister divorced few weeks before I came back home. I couldn’t process it, because her marriage seemed perfect to me. I postponed my proposal, until I could figure out what went wrong with her life. She told me the story after which I decided not to marry. This film is based on the story told by my sister.