The owners

The owners poster

Ukkili kamshat - 2014 - Color - 93 mn
Original version with French subtitles - Republic of Kazakhstan
Drama

  • Directed by
    Adilkhan Yerzhanov
  • Produced by
    Serik Abishev, Olga Khlasheva, Adilkhan Yerzhanov
  • Screenplay by
    Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Roelof Jan Minneboo
  • Editing
    Adilkhan Yerzhanov
  • Photography
    Yerkinbek Ptyraliyev
  • Music by
    Andrei Dubodelov, Mikhail Sokolov, Alexander Sukharev
  • With
    Yerbolat Yerzhanov, Aidyn Sakhaman, Aliya Zainalova, Bauyrzhan Kaptagai

Wednesday 12 September 2018 - 15:15 - Showroom 100 - In the presence of the director
Friday 14 September 2018 - 22:00 - Showroom 300 - In the presence of the director

Accompanied by his brother who dreams of being an actor and their epileptic sister, John moves into a decrepit house, the only property he owns since he got out of prison. But the local mobster and his gang, the police and the authorities all seem to team up to dispossess the trio of the old house.

If The Owners is a new take on Constrictors / Constructors don't be fooled. Yerzhanov totally reinvents his previous film, and so doing gives it its own style, both formally (a certain radicality, a careful construction of the frame) and thematically (the absurdity of a corrupt system that ruthlessly crushes outsiders). Like Ken Loach revisited by Takeshi Kitano.

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Last minute!
  • Tuesday 11 september

    A Q&A will be held with director Bruno Dumont after the screening of COINCOIN ET LES Z'INHUMAINS 3 & 4.

  • Thursday 13 september

    A Q&A will be held with director Zhou Shengwei after the screening of SHE.