The reasons you should watch Schizo

A bleakly and intriguing first feature from Kazakhstan by Guka Omarova, who attempts to sketch a kind of updated Billy the Kid legend around a juvenile delinquent nicknamed Schizo, drawn into the criminal orbit of his mother’s boyfriend.

Presumably, the intentions are sardonic, but a bare-bones scenario and the remote setting leave a lot of uncertainty in the air. You’re never sure that you’re reading behavior and undercurrents accurately.

The film is in Russian with English subtitles.