Zavtra more

Sea Tomorrow

The Aral Sea was still among the four largest lakes on the planet in 1960. Unfortunately, overreliance on its tributaries Amu Darya and Sry Darya for agriculture has dried it up. Actually, it is exactly what plans made by the former USSR had predicted, since the resulting marshes were to be used for rice culture. Now only 17.000 square kilometers, the Aral Sea is but a big pond. The boats that had previously played an important role in the region’s economic prosperity, now lie still in the sand like beached whales. The desert of salt that has replaced it is a hostile, unusable land. And yet, not everybody has given up.

Director's Biography
KATERINA SUVOROVA, born in 1983, is a Kazakh screenwriter and director. She studied film in Moscow and Los Angeles and directed several documentary shorts before cowriting Mediastan with Julian Assange. Sea Tomorrow is her first feature documentary as a director. It premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival 2016. // Films (selection): Two Bicycles (2006, short doc), Boys (2006, short doc), Spare Stronghold (2007, short doc), W (2008, short doc), Zavtra more (Sea Tomorrow, 2016, doc)
Competition Documentary 2017
Katerina Suvorova
Kazakhstan / Germany 2016
88 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Johannes Wahlström
Cinematography Eugen Schlegel
Editing Azamat Alybasov
Sound/Sounddesign Igor Gladkiy
Music Eldar Tagi
Producer(s) Sain Gabdullin (KINO Company, KZ)
KINO Company Al-Farabi Avenue 176 050023 Almaty Kazakhstan
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere