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.

Films

Constructors
2013

Constructors (Stroiteli)

Kazakhstan
2013

Constructors (Stroiteli)

Two brothers and their little sister are thrown out of their flat because they haven’t paid the rent. The orphans pack up their few possessions…

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Winter Sleep
2014

Winter Sleep (Kiş Uykusu)

Turkey, France, Germany
2014

Winter Sleep (Kiş Uykusu)

Set in remote Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Winter Sleep focuses on a half-empty small village in the wintry off-season. The film follows a local celebrity, Aydin,…

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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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