"Paruana" is a gripping drama about the fate of a woman caught in the harsh reality of the war in Syria. The main character, Salima, goes to Syria with her husband in the hope of starting a new life. However, fate is unpredictable, and Salima's life takes a completely unexpected turn.
After an accident, Salima finds herself in a ruined city, cut off from her husband and having lost all hope for a brighter future. After the death of her husband, she finds herself at the door of the widows' house.
Inside this house, Salima meets Bolat, a mysterious man who was a supporter of this cruel war. Together with her son, she witnesses a terrible war.
Subjected to a series of trials and hardships, Salima decides to leave her husband, realizing that continuing the relationship can only make their situation worse. Together with their son, they will be able to escape from dangerous situations and find the family of Aliya and Farukh with two children, ready to help them on this difficult journey.
Leaving Syria and gazing at all the suffering, Salima, Alia and Farouk decide to cross the border into Turkey. However, new difficulties come their way when they find themselves being pursued by terrorists. Only with the help of kind people who believe in the ideals of humanity and compassion, they will be able to get out of this deadly situation and achieve their goal together.
Ultimately, Salima and her son will be able to return to their homeland, having overcome numerous difficulties and dangers. Their journey turns into a story of willpower, love and hope that shines even in the darkest corners of the world. "Paruana" becomes a symbol of survival and the search for light in the most desperate situations, and Salima - an icon of courage and determination in a world where everything seems hopeless.

  • Beibit Kushkaliyev
  • Bekezhan Kopbayev
  • Alibek Shamenov
    Director of photography
  • Malik Kassabekov
  • Khairulla Kushkaliyev
    Main producer
  • Yerbol Zhaulin
    Project leaders
  • Rustem Seytkaliyev
    Project leaders
  • Ardak Baimukhametov
    Casting director
  • Ardak Baimukhametov
    Second director
  • Artem Gancev
    Project creator
  • Renat Aubakirov
  • Ayagoz Kopbayeva
    Costeme designer
  • Asanali Mukashev
  • Meirman Mahatov
  • Bekezhan Kopbayev
  • Nurzhan Abekenov
  • Bolatbek Kerimuly
    English translator
  • Ilyas Turmakhan
    Production designer
  • Eldar Baishegashev
    Production designer
  • Rakhman Orazov
    Production designer
  • Arnur Akishev
    Sound director
  • Dinara Ashu
    Make-up artist
  • Madina Abdulina
    Make-up artist
  • Demezhan Smagulov
    Focus puller
  • Zhanbolat Nursultanov
    Focus puller
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  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 5, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    21,000 USD
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  • Language:
    Arabic, Kazakh
  • Shooting Format:
    ARRI Alexa XT Studio
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Director - Bekezhan Kopbayev