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Directed by Michael Borodin • 2022 • Russia

Based on shocking real-life events, Michael Borodin’s feature debut is a harrowing account of the hidden world of modern slavery. Mukhabat (Zukhara Sanzysbay) is one of a group of Uzbek migrants being held against their will in the Moscow grocery store where they live and work under the iron rule of proprietor Zhanna (Lyudmila Vasilieva). When Mukhabat’s newborn child is stolen from her, she resolves to break free – but her journey is only just beginning. From the cramped back rooms of the store to the sun-drenched cotton fields of Uzbekistan, Borodin’s film depicts life on the margins of the post-Soviet world as a battle for survival.

CONVENIENCE STORE • ПРОДУКТЫ 24
Written and directed by Michael Borodin
Cinematography by Ekaterina Smolina
Music by Aleksei Polyakov
Starring: Zukhara Sanzysbay, Lyudmila Vasilieva, Tolibjon Suleymanov

In Russian and Uzbek with English subtitles

Winner of the Panorama Award at the Berlin Film Festival 2022

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    Directed by Michael Borodin • 2022 • Russia

    Based on shocking real-life events, Michael Borodin’s feature debut is a harrowing account of the hidden world of modern slavery. Mukhabat (Zukhara Sanzysbay) is one of a group of Uzbek migrants being held against their will in the Moscow grocery store...

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