Life is the latest International Feature submission for Kazakhstan. It’s the latest feature film for director Emir Baigazin. It follows a young man, named Arman and his journey in life, through all its ups and downs.
The films begins with Arman finding a new job in a company who specializes in creating audio and visual productions. With his wife pregnant with their first child, and in serious debt, finding this new position is exactly what they need right now.
At the moment they live with their tenants and rent a bedroom in their home. Arman and his wife dream about having a better life, by living in a house, by having a pool, by travelling around the world and seeing the ocean for the first time. Arman wants to one day become a CEO of his own company.
Unfortunately, some days later, he causes the accidental deletion of all the videos from every single client in the company causing a mass disruption. All of the employees lose their jobs and the company is forced to close down. As a result, Arman is then tortured and brutally beaten by one of the clients who lost the last bit of imagery that he had of his late father.
Consequently, his wife leaves him. And now homeless, Arman journeys through life trying to find a purpose and a reason to live. Director Emir Baigazin’s film starts out as a fantastic drama about the hardships many of us face on a day to day basis. But the film soon abandons all of that and becomes a series of different experiences, adventures and episodes as he journeys through life.
Arman is a very unlucky man. He loses his job, home, wife, and eventually his ambitions and memories. But not his hope. And as life is unpredictable, the film is a gentle reminder that, despite having lost everything, it's still worth living.