Films

Ademoka’s Education
Ademoka’s Education

This is the story of a teenage illegal migrant girl Ademoka who lives in Kazakhstan and is forced to be a beggar to survive. But at the same time she’s bright and talented and dreams of studying all the time. Her illegal status and absence of citizenship is a serious obstacle for that. At some point Ademoka gets a chance to receive an education and help comes from the unexpected side. The one least believable to be supportive, an alcoholic loser Ahab, stretches out a helping hand…

Onbagandar
Onbagandar

Selkeu Uashev is a local police officer at Karatas village. He’s not a man of high morals and can hardly be called a role model as a policeman. He turns a deaf ear to lots of criminal offences and takes bribes. For that he’s loved a lot by local criminals and frauds. But one day the commission arrives from the city to declare the big audit all over the village due to pandemic…

Ulbolsyn
Ulbolsyn

Strong-willed and determined Ulbolsyn lives in the city. Her younger sister Azhar is going to graduate from school in the village of Karatas. Ulbolsyn has big plans for the future of her beloved sister – she saved enough money so that Azhar could enter a prestigious foreign university, which would allow her to make a good career and become free and independent. However, when Ulbolsyn comes to Karatas for Azhar, she discovers that the girl was kidnapped by the local healer Urgen, a highly respected person in the village. He is going to make Azhar his ‘tokal’ – the younger wife. But Ulbolsyn does not intend to leave it this way, and she decisively enters the struggle with the patriarchal world of Karatas …

Yellow Cat
Yellow Cat

Ex-con Kermek and his beloved Eva want to leave their crime-infested lives on the Kazakh steppes behind

Atbai’s Fight
Atbai’s Fight

The film tells the story of a street thug Atbai, who decides to take part in MMA tournament, where the winners are already decided. But Atbai is going to win, because for him this victory is a chance to start a new life: to return to big sports and to get his beloved woman back.

A Dark, Dark Man
A Dark, Dark Man

A boy is killed in an aul (Kazakh village). Detective Bekzat wants to end an investigation quickly: a crime perpetrator is already found by local police officers after all. But when a journalist from the city comes, everything falls apart. Now Bekzat must conduct a real investigation, following procedure, for the first time in his career.

The Gentle Indifference of the World
The Gentle Indifference of the World

After her father’s untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic countryside life for the cruel city. Friends since their village childhood, her loyal, but penniless admirer Kuandyk follows her just to make sure his sweetheart is safe.

Night God
Night God

A father and daughter travel through an apocalyptic world where light seems to have disappeared, save for a few meteorites lighting up the darkness. In this nightmarish, violent and absurd land, it is said that whoever sees the Night God shall perish.

The Plague at the Karatas Village
The Plague at the Karatas Village

A new mayor comes to the remote village Karatas. A very strange illness reins over here. However somebody is used to live with it and says this is a simple flu.

The Story of Kazakh Cinema - Underground of Kazakhfilm
The Story of Kazakh Cinema - Underground of Kazakhfilm

Synopsis In this fake historical documentary, Yerzhanov plays himself, lost in the Kazakhfilm's corridors, meeting other maverick and essential local directors, as well as the cinema authorities who want him to admit that commercial cinema is the only one viable. A spirited exercise, both a manifesto and a raised finger at the soulless industrialisation of the seventh art. Production company JSC “Kazakhfilm” named after Shaken Aimanov

The Owners
The Owners

Accompanied by his brother who dreams of being an actor and their epileptic sister, John moves into a decrepit house, the only property he owns since he got out of prison. But the local mobster and his gang, the police and the authorities all seem to team up to dispossess the trio of the old house.

Constructors
Constructors

After the death of their mother, two brothers and their young sister are expelled from the family apartment, mortgaged by the elder son. They still own a bit of land and decide to settle on it. Unfortunately they have just a few days to build a house on the terrain, or else they’ll lose their ownership rights…

Realtors
Realtors

Darik, a young man, wastes his life enjoying drinks, women and casinos. Suddenly he gets into the past, in a very strange and dangerous ancient time, surrounded by very strange and particular people.