German Competition

Mergen (Мерген)

written & directed by Raiymbek Alzhanov (1994)
Raiymbek Alzhanov

KZ · 2021 · 26 min

Festival 2021

recommended for ages 12 and up


On the strife-torn Central Asian steppe, the boy Mergen must defend his family in the place of his absent father. He will do so with courage, cunning, and above all, a mystical gift from his grandmother.