David Knight - 25th Jan 2021

Aisultan Seitov returns to music videos with this stunning work for the Kazakh rapper Maslo Chernogo Tmina.

With remarkable cinematography by Anatoliy Trofimov, Seitov has created an impressionistic vision of a cataclysmic moment - a fire in the oilfields of his Kazakhstan homeland. And in a series of grimly beautiful images, he refers to an actual event - the accident at well No. 37 of the Kazakh Tengiz field in 1985 - which produced a pillar of flame.

This is what Seitov also manages here - an awesome sight which is certainly terrifying but also beautiful. The plight of the oilfield's implacable workers is also cast in this heroic light. A tremendous achievement.

Credits

DirectorAisultan Seitov
ProducerAkzhan Oxykbayeva
Executive ProducerYerkebulan Kurishbayev
1st ADYevgeniya Moreva
Director of PhotographyAnatoliy Trofimov
Art DirectorNazira Baibekova
WardrobeAkbope Abdrash
ColouristYerlan Tanayev
Post ProducerAnuar Bazargeldi
Lead actorAidyn Zakaria

David Knight - 25th Jan 2021

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