Gentle indifference of the world


2018, Kazakhstan-France
100 min., col., OV Kazakh

Director Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Scriptwriters Roelof Jan Minneboo, Adilkhan Yerzhanov
DoP Aidar Sharipov
Production design Yermek Utegenov
Music Nurassyl Nuridin
Editing Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Yedige Nessipbekov
Cast Dinara Baktybayeva, Kuandyk Dyussenbaev
Producers Serik Abishev, Olga Khlasheva, Daniar Amanov, Guillaume de Seille
Production Astana Film Fund, Short Brothers, Arizona Productions
World Sales Beta Cinema

After her father's untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic countryside life for the cruel city. She has to find money to pay off the large family debt that her father left behind, in order to save her mother from jail. Friends since their village childhood, her loyal, but penniless admirer Kuandyk follows her just to make sure his sweetheart is safe. Saltanat's uncle introduces her to a possible groom, who promises to pay off her family's debts. But Saltanat's hopes are dashed, when she discovers that the men in this city don't keep their word. When Kuandyk tries to help Saltanat get the money through other ways, he ends up finding himself in more trouble than he bargained for. Although life keeps dealing them bad hands, Saltanat and Kuandyk never give up, no matter what the odds.


Director, scriptwriter. Born in 1982 in Djezkazgan city, Kazakhstan. Graduated from Kazakh National Academy of Arts, as Film Director in 2009 (Damir Manabay’s workshop). In 2011 made his feature debut “Realtor”. The next film “Constructors” earned him the APSA NETPAC Development prize. Yerzhanov’s third feature “The Owners” (2014) had its world-premiere at the Official Selection of the 67th Cannes IFF, won at Warsaw IFF and participated in competition of Sakhalin IFF. The followed “The Plague at the Karatas Village” received numerous awards incl. NETPAC award at Rotterdam. Besides Features, in 2015 Yerzhanov completed a documentary “History of Kazakh Cinema” for the “Power of Asian Cinema” series. Made two feautres in 2018. “Night God” participated in Moscow IFF competition and “Gentle Indifference of the World” in Un Certain Regard.


Theater them. Chekhov

17:00 - The tender indifference of the world (Kazakhstan), Dir. Adilkhan Yerzhanov, 100 ', 18+


Cinema "October"

13:00 - The tender indifference of the world (Kazakhstan), Dir. Adilkhan Yerzhanov, 100 '(repeat), 18+