Born in Shymkent, Yerkinbek Ptyraliyev graduated from the Film and Television school at the Kazakh National Academy of Arts T. Zhurgenov before completing his Magistracy in Cinematography at the Kazakh National Art University, where he now lectures in cinematography. Ptyraliyev was Director of Photography for Director Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s third feature film, The Owners (2014), which premiered in Special Screenings at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The Owners marks Ptyraliyev’s feature narrative cinematography debut, having previously shot numerous documentaries for GoldenMedia Studio including Mean Every MomentRoad by Walking and Astana – Heart of Birthplace. Ptyraliyev was awarded Best Cinematography at the National Youth Festival, Didar.

Films

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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