Petty theft leads to an idyllic summer love affair, Kazakhstan style, in the award-winning debut feature from director Kenzhebek Shaikakov.

Nabbed by the local police for stealing chickens, young Sapar is forced to pay his debt to society by spending a summer watching over grazing sheep. Out on the pasture, his digs are a simple shelter, a tent made of branches and straw. It’s there he meets alluring Kyrgyz girl Aichurek, and together they
make this tent a real home – a place to play in, to dream in, and to fall in love in.

A sweet tale of budding love and passing fancy, Tent won best debut nods at this year’s Yakutskiy Film Festival and Zabaikalskiy Film Festival.