Festivals: call for entries

30th Open festival of the documentary cinema "Rossia", Ekaterinburg, 1-6/10/2019

Call the entries: The IV International Festival of national and ethnic cinema "Silver Akbuzat" in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia Federation


The IV International Festival of national and ethnic cinema "Silver Akbuzat" in Ufa between 24-27.08.2019. 


Call the entries: the XI International Youth Film Festival in Kazan


The XI International Youth Film Festival will take place in Kazan from the 3rd till the 6th of September.

Friday, 08 May 2015 00:00

THE OWNERS by Adilkhan Erjanov is nominee for Ak Ilbirs Award in the section "The Best Central Asian film"

THE OWNERS 2014, Kazakhstan 93 min., col,.1:1.85, DolbyDigital 5.1, language – Kazakh, Russian

Synopsis: 25 year-old John, his teenage brother Erbol, and their sickly 12 year-old sister Aliya, are forced to leave their house in the Kazakh city of Almaty. By luck their mother left them a house in a remote village, where they plan to prepare their comeback. But the house appears to be on the wish list of the District Officer’s alcoholic brother, who has lived there illegally for 10 years. The police will do everything in their power to make the brothers’ lives in the village impossible. Through the alembic of the absurd “The Owners” depicts routine injustice growing to unexpected cruelty, against a background of general indifference.


Director and scriptwriter: AdilkhanYerzhanov

DoP: YerkinbekPtyraliyev

Production design: YermekUtegenov

Music: Andrei Dubodelov, Mikhail Sokolov, Alexander Sukharev

Sound: Alexander Sukharev

Cast: Yerbolat Yerzhan, Aidyn Sakhaman, Aliya Zainalova, Bauyrzhan Kaptagai

Production: Short Brothers LLC, Kazakhstan, 2014


The Owners




Director. Was born in 1982 in Djezkazgan city, Kazakhstan.Graduated from Kazakhstan’s National Academy of Arts in 2009 after studying directing at the DamirManabay workshop. “The Owners” is Yerzhanov’s third feature film, following “Constructors” (2013) and “Rieltor” (2011), both of which received attention from major international film festivals including Edinburgh, Busan, and Dubai.



Adilkhan Erjanov



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