On an ordinary day at work, Paola starts to feel that she is missing out something exciting in her life. PAOLA MAKES A WISH by Zhannat Alshanova Fiction / Comedy – 8 min – Kazakhstan, Switzerland “Envisioned precisely to the detail and edited to perfection by Zhannat Alshanova, realized through the workshop held by Béla Tarr at Locarno Film Festival (where the film premiered before going to Sundance to compete in the official shorts competition), Paola Makes a Wish is the most accurate portrait of [the nature of sex and the female perception of it].” – Ubiquarian CAST Christina Proserpio, Ana Shametaj, Valentina Manzoni CREW Written, directed, produced, edited by : Zhannat Alshanova Creative Producer: Béla Tarr Cinematography : Alex Takacs Sound: Tiago Cardoso, Dinis Henriques (Pulsar Studios) ZHANNAT ALSHANOVA Zhannat is a writer/director from Kazakhstan. She directed short films that played in various international festivals, including Cannes, Locarno, Sundance etc. Her debut feature project Mother Tongue was selected for Asian Project Market 2019 (Busan IFF), where it won ArteKino International Award. She is a London Film School and Berlinale Talents alumna. https://bit.ly/2NqwZ36 https://bit.ly/377Ml3n FESTIVALS Locarno Film Festival Sundance Film Festival PÖFF Shorts Vladivostok International Film Festival Thess Int. Short Film Festival Leeds International Film Festival Guanajuato International Film Festival Calcutta International Film Festival – (WINNER – BEST DIRECTOR) and more+ Zhannat Alshanova on the making-of : http://www.bit.ly/3d3qP3v Learn more about the film : http://www.bit.ly/3d4O50U DISTRIBUTION & SALES Travelling Distribution https://bit.ly/3mtvk9u https://bit.ly/3rRY663 https://bit.ly/2Njm2A8 CONTACT Travelling Distribution / Attn : Tam Dan Vu / coordo@travellingdistribution.com / 1 514 467-8160 Zhannat Alshanova / zhannat.alshanova@gmail.com