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Sharp objects

A young girl suffers from depression and is under constant stress. To get rid of emotional experiences, she resorts to acts of self-harm, causing cuts to her skin. Over time, this process becomes a habit. Despite this, she struggles to continue to wage normal life. At some point, the little for which the girl lives, begins to collapse, and with it worsens her state of mind and increases the number of self-harm.

  • Amina Taziatova
  • Amina Taziatova
  • Amina Taziatova
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Острые предметы
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2019
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  • Country of Filming:
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Kazakh National University of Arts
Director Biography - Amina Taziatova

Amina Taziatova was born in 1999 in Almaty (Kazakhstan) and started drawing from an early age. During her school years, she participated in various competitions and festivals dedicated to drawing.

From 2016 to 2021, she studied at the Kazakh National University of Arts with a degree in Animation Film Director, graduated with honors.

During the years of training, she created two short animated films. Her graduation cartoon "Without leaving the room" took first place in the category "Best Cartoon" at the Baikonur Festival (2021) in Almaty.

Her cartoon "Sharp Objects" took 3rd place in the International film Competition "Freedom" in Rostov-on-Don (2019), also took part in the festivals "Not just cinema" (2019), "ATAU" (2020).

In future works, she wants to raise the themes of her culture and show the national color of her country to the whole world.

In 2019, she directed her first short film "Sharp Objects", which took part in 5 film festivals (Kazakhstan) and took 3rd place in the international film competition" FREEDOM " (Russia). Amina draws ideas for the characters in her films from her life and experience as an artist. She's an aspiring creator, and she plans to one day make her own animated series and collaborate with major studios. In future works, she wants to raise the themes of her culture and show the whole world the national color of her country.

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Director Statement

The cartoon "Sharp objects" is based on my personal experience of self-harm. In difficult periods of my life, when I was depressed, I had to resort to this method of calm. Many people suffer from this problem, and I wanted to show the atmosphere of hopelessness and irreversibility of this process, if you do not take yourself in time. Sometimes even the most insignificant at first glance problems can lead to cuts on the skin. At such moments, the most important thing is not to be alone.