Convenience Store

Director: Michael Borodin/ 2022

Mukhabbat lives and toils in a typical convenience store on the outskirts of Moscow. Just like other illegal migrants in the store she does not get a single ruble for her work and is not allowed to take even a short break. 

Mukhabbat puts an end to this life when the owner of the store abducts her newborn son. Overcoming despair and fear, Mukhabbat wins back her freedom and saves the others. For that she has to leave Russia. Back at home, in Uzbekistan, Mukhabbat starts fighting to get her child back at any cost. But she has to face a lot of challenges along the way, dealing with pain, loss and horrible compromises.

Director of Photography: Ekaterina Smolina
Writer: Michael Borodin
Producer: Artem Vasilyev
Co-Producers: Aleš Pavlin, Andrej Štritof, Diloy Gülün
Cast: Zukhara Sansyzbay, Lyudmila Vasilieva, Tolibjon Suleymanov, Nargiz Abdullaeva
Sales agent: Heretic

- Panorama section at the Berlin International Film Festival, 2022;
- World Focus section at Tokyo Film Festival, 2022;
- Asian Feature Film Competition at Singapore Film Festival, 2022;