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Hide and Seek (Прятки)

Special Screening - Ajyal Film Festival 2018

Anastasia Ostapenko / Short Narrative / Russian Federation / 2018 / 16 min / DCP / In Russian / Arabic, English subtitles / World Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.


A young boy is preparing to bury his beloved cat. On the way to the pet cemetery, an unexpected event forces the family to find an alternative final resting place in a nearby woods. While searching for a suitable marker for the grave, the boy makes a transcendental discovery that causes him to question his own morality in this experimental exploration of death and time.

About the Director

Anastasia Ostapenko is an emerging Russian film director, who graduated from Saint-Petersburg Higher School of Directing and Screenwriting. Her graduation film was 'Hide and Seek'.


Anastasia Ostapenko
Anastasia Ostapenko
Anastasia Ostapenko
Anastasia Ostapenko
Artyom Barkov, Marina Saburova, Seva Bobrov

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