SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2018


Kazakhstan, France, 2018, 100 min.
Production: A Short Brothers, Astana Film Fund, Arizona Films
Languages: Kazakh, Russian
Format: DCP

Scriptwriters: Roelof Minneboo, Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
DoP: Aydar Sharipov
Composer: Nurassyl Nuridin
Producers: Serik Abishev, Olga Khlasheva
Editors: Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Yedige Nessipbekov
Cast: Dinara Baktybayeva, Kuandyk Dyussembayev, Kulzhamilya Belzhanova, Baymurat Zhumanov, Bauyrzhan Kaptagay

Society with its severe laws destroys everything that’s valuable in a young enamoured couple, but Kuandyk and Saltanat try to resist in all possible ways. Social barriers arise and emphasize the independence of morals from time. Love always is higher than the everyday, than fear and death, and than money.

Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Born in Djezkazgan in 1982. In 2009 graduated as film director from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts. Participant of Berlinale Talents 2014, Member of APSA (Asia-Pacific Screen Awards) Academy, Member of EFA (European Film Academy).

2018 The Gentle Indifference of the World
2018 Night God
2016 The Plague at the Karatas Village
2015 The Story of Kazakh Cinema – Underground of Kazakhfilm (doc.)
2014 The Owners
2012 Constructors
2011 Realtor
2007 Bakhytzhamal (short)