About the Director

About the Director

Adilkhan Yerzhanov official site is a Member of the EFA (European Film Academy) and a Member of the APSA Academy

Adilkhan Yerzhanov, a film director and scriptwriter, was born in Djezkazgan city, Kazakhstan (then USSR), on the 7 August 1982. In 2009 he graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts, as a film director.

Made many shorts and then completed 7 full-length feature films (Rieltor, Constructors, The Owners, The Plague at the Karatas Village, Night God, The Gentle Indifference of the World and A Dark-Dark Man) and a documentary History of Kazakh Cinema for the “Power of Asian cinema” series.

Winner of “Asia Pacific Screen Awards-2019” (often referred to as “Asian “Oscars”) for “Achievement in Directing” for “A Dark, Dark Man” film.

All his films were screened and awarded at many international film festivals. The Owners was included in the 100 Best Asian Films catalogue, published in 2015 by the Busan International Film Festival. The film was highly rated by leading world film critics. The Plague at the Karatas Village was made within a new creative direction which Adilkhan has initiated in Kazakhstan among young independent filmmakers – “The Partisan Cinema”.

Adilkhan isa Member of the EFA (European Film Academy) and a Member of the APSA Academy, participant of Berlinale Talents – 2014 and Juror at the APSA-Awards in 2017.

Filmography

Director:

2019 Atbay’s Fight
2019 A Dark-Dark Man
2018 The Gentle Indifference of the World
2018 Night God
2016 The Plague at the Karatas Village
2015 History of Kazakh Cinema (documentary)
2014 The Owners
2013 Constructors
2011 Realtors
2007 Bakhytzhamal (short)

Scriptwriter:
2019 Atbay’s Fight
2019 A Dark-Dark Man
2018 The Gentle Indifference of the World
2018 Night God
2016 The Plague at the Karatas Village
2016 Bailiff
2015 Tollbar
2015 Witness for the Case №6
2014 The Owners
2013 Constructors
2011 Realtors
2007 Bakhytzhamal (short)

DOP:
2013 Constructors
2007 Bakhytzhamal (short)

Editor:
2019 Atbay’s Fight
2019 A Dark-Dark Man
2018 The Gentle Indifference of the World
2018 Night God
2016 The Plague at the Karatas Village
2015 History of Kazakh Cinema (documentary)
2014 The Owners
2013 Constructors
2007 Bakhytzhamal (short)

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