Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

Hide and Seek (Прятки)

Special Screening

Anastasia Ostapenko / Short Narrative / Russian Federation / 2018 / 16 min / DCP
In Russian / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama
World Premiere


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 Directors

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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