SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2018

BUSINESSMEN

Kazakhstan, 2018, 90 min.
Production: Astana Film Fund
Language: Russian
Format: DCP

Scriptwriter: Timur Zhaksylykov
Director: Akan Satayev
DoP: Khasan Kydyraliev
Composers: Alim Zairov, Roman Vishnevsky
Producers: Ernar Kurmashev, Akan Sataev, Aliya Mendygozhina
Cast: Askar Ilyasov, Sharip Serik, Rasim Zhubaev, Aisulu Azimbayeva

The 1990s. The country is an economic crisis. Three friends, trying to make a living, collide over the concept of business. However, business is always risky, and the young businessmen have to sacrifice a lot for the sake of success. The film’s heroes are the first to stand at the cradle of market economy in Kazakhstan.

Akan Satayev

Born in Karaganda in 1971. Graduated from Almaty Theatre and Arts Institute as TV director (1994). Since 1994 has produced advertising clips. In 2003 set up the company Sataifilm. He has made over ten feature films which have received awards. Honour of the Republic Kazakhstan (2012). One of the heads of Astana Film Fund, established in 2016.

2018 Leader’s Way. In the Epicentre of the World
2017 She
2016 Districts
2016 The Road to Mother
2015 Racketeer 2
2014 Hacker
2013 Bauyrzhan Momyshuly (serial)
2012 Myn Bala
2011 Liquidator
2009 Strayed
2007 Racketeer