Berik, blinded by a tumour that grew due to nuclear radiation, spends his days alone, until one day someone comes banging on his door…
Berik, a short drama about friendship and understanding, takes place in Semey, Kazakhstan. Berik, 33, blind and deformed due to radiation poisoning, spends his days at home alone, while his brother is at work. That is until Adil, 11, the smallest and least popular of the kids in the apartment block, turns up on Berik’s doorstep looking for the local bully’s football, which he has lost.
2010 - 'Winner of Grand Prix Canal+' Semaine de la Critique, Cannes Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival
Colour, 1:2:35, Dolby Digital 5.1