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KAZAKHSTAN | 100 minutes | 2018

To save her family after the death of her father, Saltanat, pretty and well-read, must leave the idyllic countryside of her girlhood and head to the city for an arranged marriage – a plight she then tries to avoid. Dogging her footsteps is Kuandyk, a childhood friend who’s utterly devoted to her. Alas, up against the world’s callousness and corruption, the two must deal with one disappointment after another. Recalling the tender melancholy of early Aki Kaurismäki, this enchanting new outing from Kazakh indie filmmaker Adilkhan Yerzhanov balances serious themes with a clever, inventive design, its sublime cinematography – each frame is a veritable work of art – making the bitter pill easier to swallow. NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Un Certain Regard - Cannes

Programs

Monday October 8, 2018

Program #133
17:30
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Program #166
19:00
Cinéma du Parc 2

Sunday October 14, 2018

Program #267
19:00
Cinéma du Parc 1

Adilkhan Yerzhanov

No biography

Night God (Nochnoy Bog) - 2018
The Plague at the Karatas Village (Chuma v aule Karatas) - 2016
The Owners - 2014
Constructors (Stroiteli) - 2013
Disc Seller - 2009
Karatas - 2009
Brothers Shorty - 2008
Self-portrait - 2007
Bakhytzhamal - 2007
Rieltor - 2001

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Roelof Minneboo
  • Cast Dinara Baktybaeva, Kuandyk Dussenbaev

contact

  • Beta Cinema GmbH

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