• Screen International (“Ulbolsyn”)

    Screen International (“Ulbolsyn”)

    Briskly economic drama which draws multiple battle lines: between the city and the country; tradition and modernity; the patriarchy and one doggedly relentless woman.

  • Indiewire (

    Indiewire ("Yellow Cat")

    Meta-cinematic "Badlands"-like romance

  • Boris Khlebnikov, Russian film director (

    Boris Khlebnikov, Russian film director ("Atbay’s Fight")

    "A fascinating story of an ambiguous character"

  • Variety (

    Variety ("A Dark, Dark Man")

    “Brilliant, diamond-hard film noir”

  • Andrey Plakhov, film critic, Russia («Plague at the Karatas Village»)

    Andrey Plakhov, film critic, Russia («Plague at the Karatas Village»)

    "Visually choosing tonality of Goya’s “Los Caprichos”, the director achieves great artistic volume"

     

  • Jonathan Rosenbaum, film critic, US («Night God»)

    Jonathan Rosenbaum, film critic, US («Night God»)

    "This is a spellbinder by a master of sound and image and a poet of dispossession"

  • Variety («The Gentle Indifference of the World»)

    Variety («The Gentle Indifference of the World»)

    "...slyly humorous, stylized minimalism, the miserablism of his characters and their laconic, poker-faced acting style all recall the early films of Aki Kaurismaki..."

  • The Hollywood Reporter («The Owners»)

    The Hollywood Reporter («The Owners»)

    "...surreal, tragicomic, visually rich..."

  • «Art of Cinema», Magazine («Realtors»)

    «Art of Cinema», Magazine («Realtors»)

    "Realtors" is a national version of “Kin-dza-dza!”, taking us not to far away stars, but to our ancestors and family legends"

  • APSA Academy NETPAC Jury («Constructors»)

    APSA Academy NETPAC Jury («Constructors»)

    “...striking visual qualities and unique insights into contemporary social conditions in Kazakhstan…”

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Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Welcome message

Hello!

Cinema for me is an attempt to see old things in a new way. After all, isn't that the purpose of creating any film when the audience see an ordinary object as if they had never seen it before, or study the character of a person they would pass by in life?

Cinema is the last refuge of romantics, because I believe that this kind of art exists to create author's own world. Not as if I don’t Ilike reality. For me, reality is a false thing. It varies depending on the technique, era, author, perspective. The real truth is imagination, and the more truth is on the screen as the sharper the fiction.

See you at the movies!

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

Ulbolsyn

Ulbolsyn

Yellow Cat

Yellow Cat

Atbai’s Fight

Atbai’s Fight

A Dark, Dark Man

A Dark, Dark Man

The Gentle Indifference of the World

The Gentle Indifference of the World