The film A Dark, Dark Man directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov entered the long list of the Golden Globe-2020 Award in the category “Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language”. This American award is given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for work in film and television. The Golden Globe Award is presented each year by a vote of international journalists living in Hollywood. It is considered as the second most prestigious award after the Oscar in the film industry. The list of nominees will be announced on February 3, 2021, and the awards ceremony will be held on February 28.
Along with Yerzhanov's film, this year's award list includes new films by such masters of world cinema as Thomas Vinterberg, Agnieszka Holland, Andrei Konchalovsky, Werner Herzog, Matteo Garrone, Hirokazu Koreeda, Naomi Kawase, Olivier Assayas and others.
- I think the very fact that we're being considered for this award speaks volumes about the serious work of our producers. I think the credit goes first and foremost to them. I also congratulate the entire team of A Dark, Dark Man. I am glad that our joint work has not gone unnoticed, - said director Adilkhan Yerzhanov.
Yerzhanov's film was created by Astana Film Fund (Kazakhstan) with participation of Short Brothers (Kazakhstan) and Arizona Productions (France). Akan Satayev and Ernar Kurmashev were the general producers of the film. Actors Daniyar Alshinov, Dinara Baktybayeva and Teoman Khos starred in the main roles. As a reminder, the world premiere of the film took place in 2019 at the 67th San Sebastian International Film Festival. Also in 2019, Adilkhan Yerzhanov was awarded the “Asia Pacific Screen Awards-2019” (Asian “Oscar”) in the category “Best Director” for his work on the film A Dark, Dark Man.
Also in the fall of 2020, A Dark, Dark Man was in a wide release in France. It was shown in 60 theaters in all major cities in the country, including 9 theaters in Paris. At the recent Kinoshock Film Festival in Russia the film was awarded in the categories of “Best Director” (Adilkhan Erzhanov) and “Best Actor” (Daniyar Alshinov).
At the moment the film A Dark, Dark Man is available for viewing online on the leading Kazakh and Russian movie streaming platforms.