“Kokpar” is an ancient nomadic game in Central Asia. Hundreds of riders can take part in it, each of them competing to get a projectile – a goat carcass. When a player manages to get it on his saddle, everyone else starts playing against him. The task of the leader is not to lose the trophy and bring it to the goal. Kopkar is a part of folk culture based on respect and ritualism. The meat of the sacrificed goat is considered healing, and after the tournament it is served to all participants of the game, regardless of victory or defeat.

Director’s Vision for ‘Ultraviolence’

I have always been interested in how the crowd feels. That moment when a person or animal loses its individuality and becomes part of the common consciousness. Where does this collective unconscious come from, ready to kill and indulge in the idea of violence?