Adilkhan Yerzhanov is one of Kazakhstan’s foremost filmmakers. In 1999, he received accolades for the first ever Kazakh animation series Kozy-Korpesh and Bayan-Sulu. He was the recipient of the APSA NETPAC Prize for emerging talent in 2013 for Constructors (Stroiteli). He has made several shorts and features, among which The Owners (2014), which premiered at Cannes, was nominated for the APSA for Best Feature Film, and was subsequently screened and awarded at many film festivals all over the world. His new film, The Plague at the Karatas Village (2016), had its world premiere at IFF Rotterdam where it won the NETPAC Award.

Accolades

Adilkhan Yerzhanov and Roelof Jan Minneboo
Best Screenplay, 2018

Adilkhan Yerzhanov and Roelof Jan Minneboo

The Gentle Indifference of the World (Laskovoe Bezrazlichie Mira)
Best Screenplay, 2018

Adilkhan Yerzhanov and Roelof Jan Minneboo

The Gentle Indifference of the World (Laskovoe Bezrazlichie Mira)

Adilkhan Yerzhanov was born in Djezkazgan City, Kazakhstan. In 2009 he graduated from Kazakh National Academy of Arts and participated in the Berlinale Talents program.…

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Adilkhan Yerzhanov and Serik Abishev and Olga Khlasheva
Best Feature Film, 2018

The Gentle Indifference of the World (Laskovoe Bezrazlichie Mira)

Best Feature Film, 2018

The Gentle Indifference of the World (Laskovoe Bezrazlichie Mira)

After her father’s untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic and sheltered countryside life for the cruel city. In order to save her…

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Adilkhan Yerzhanov
APSA NETPAC Development Prize, 2013

Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Constructors (Stroiteli)
APSA NETPAC Development Prize, 2013

Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Constructors (Stroiteli)

Winner, APSA NETPAC Development Prize, 2013 Two brothers and their little sister are thrown out of their flat because they haven’t paid the rent. The…

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Adilkhan Yerzhanov and Olga Khlasheva and Serik Abishev
Best Feature Film, 2014

The Owners (Ukkili kamshat)

Best Feature Film, 2014

The Owners (Ukkili kamshat)

25 year-old John, his teenage brother Erbol, and their sickly 12 year-old sister Aliya, are forced to leave their house in the Kazakh city of…

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Films

The Gentle Indifference of the World
2018

The Gentle Indifference of the World (Laskovoe Bezrazlichie Mira)

Kazakhstan, France
2018

The Gentle Indifference of the World (Laskovoe Bezrazlichie Mira)

After her father’s untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic and sheltered countryside life for the cruel city. In order to save her…

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Constructors
2013

Constructors (Stroiteli)

Kazakhstan
2013

Constructors (Stroiteli)

Winner, APSA NETPAC Development Prize, 2013 Two brothers and their little sister are thrown out of their flat because they haven’t paid the rent. The…

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The Owners
2014

The Owners (Ukkili kamshat)

Kazakhstan
2014

The Owners (Ukkili kamshat)

25 year-old John, his teenage brother Erbol, and their sickly 12 year-old sister Aliya, are forced to leave their house in the Kazakh city of…

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