Ukkili kamshat - 2014 - Color - 93 mn
Original version with French subtitles - Republic of Kazakhstan
Serik Abishev, Olga Khlasheva, Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Roelof Jan Minneboo
- Music by
Andrei Dubodelov, Mikhail Sokolov, Alexander Sukharev
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.