• "Atbay’s Fight"

  • 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…”

News

Film “The Gentle Indifference of the World” was released on DVD in France
06.11
Film “The Gentle Indifference of the World” was released on DVD in France

The distributor is a french company Arizona Distribution

Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s Four Films Are Participating in Film Festivals of Different Countries
23.10
Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s Four Films Are Participating in Film Festivals of Different Countries

Hisfull-lengthdebutfilm “Realtors” will be screened as a part of “The Eurasian Space

The World Premiere of “Atbai’s Fight” in Warsaw
21.10
The World Premiere of “Atbai’s Fight” in Warsaw

The film was a part of the main competition program of the 35th Warsaw International Film Festival

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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

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

The Gentle Indifference of the World

The Gentle Indifference of the World

Night God

Night God

The Plague at the Karatas Village

The Plague at the Karatas Village

The Story of Kazakh Cinema - Underground of Kazakhfilm

The Story of Kazakh Cinema - Underground of Kazakhfilm

The Owners

The Owners