For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Student

    On a connu notre cinéaste kazakh bien plus inspiré dans ses réalisations antérieures, qui pour cette discutable adaptation d'un classique de la littérature russe, a tenté de nous faire partager le tumulte existentiel et la déliquescence morale d'une frange de la société de son pays, confrontée à une violence de plus en plus habituelle induites par de profondes inégalités de pouvoir et de classes.

  2. paxy's rating of the film Student

  3. msmichel's rating of the film Student

    TIFF '12 Omirbaev's take on Dostoyevsky's 'Crime and Punishment' set in modern day Kazakhstan though not completely succesful is an interesting and arresting work. Missing is the police procedial side of the story focusing on the young man's inner guilt instead. Performances seem somewhat amateurish but made up for by strongly scripted scenes. Sad and beautiful very apt adjectives to apply.

  4. Holyphool's rating of the film Student

    A new Omirbaev is a cause for rejoicing: expressionless, horn-rimmed glassed student seems to be wandering in an unfathomable dreamscape, in beautiful, leafy suburban summery Almaty streets, living under an old house in a dingy basement, with poor bedding and a dirty pillow as if his sorrow and guilt of killing two people has been transported to this room of constantly moving shadows. Haunting, sad and beautiful.