WILL TO WIN

KAZAKHSTAN / 2015

61 min / Russian and Kazakh dialogue with English subtitles

Director: TOKHTAR KARSAKBAYEV
Producer: MAIRA KARSAKBAYEVA
Screenwriter: TOKHTAR KARSAKBAYEV, MAIRA KARSAKBAYEVA
Cinematographer: RUSTAM DAULBAYEV
Editor: RUSTAM DAULBAYEV
Cast: SAILAU AYSH, TOYLAN KABDUSHEVA, KULBARSHYN NURMANOVA, MAKSAT SAYAUGELDINOV, ZHANAIDAR NORMANOV, YERBOL KONYRATOV

WILL TO WINStory of the well-known athlete, first Olympic champion of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, Zhaqsylyq Üshkempirov. His wrestling style was unique, stemming from the national wrestling form kures. At the Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980, Üshkempirov won sensationally and confidently. The film includes documentary chronicles.

Monday, Sept. 26 18:00-19:01 – Kinopark 11 IMAX Esentai, Cinema 3 (Q&A) – World Premiere