The Owners

2014, Kazakhstan, 93 min., col.,16+


Director and scriptwriter: Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Producers: Serik ABISHEV, Olga KHLASHEVA

DoP: Yerkinbek Ptyraliyev

Production design: Yermek Utegenov

Music: Andrei Dubodelov, Mikhail Sokolov, Alexander Sukharev

Sound: Alexander Sukharev

Cast: Yerbolat Yerzhan, Aidyn Sakhaman, Aliya Zainalova, Bauyrzhan Kaptagai

Production: Short Brothers Llc

World sales: Urban Distribution


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 Almaty. By luck their mother left them a house in a remote village, where they plan to prepare their comeback. But the house appears to be on the wish list of the District Officer’s alcoholic brother, who has lived there illegally for 10 years. The police will do everything in their power to make the brothers’ lives in the village impossible. Through the alembic of the absurd “The Owners” depicts routine injustice growing to unexpected cruelty, against a background of general indifference.


ADILKHAN YERZHANOV

Director. Was born in 1982 in Djezkazgan city, Kazakhstan. Graduated from Kazakhstan’s National Academy of Arts in 2009 after studying directing at the Damir Manabay workshop. “The Owners” is Yerzhanov’s third feature film, following “Constructors” (2013) and “Rieltor” (2011), both of which received attention from major international film festivals including Edinburgh, Busan, and Dubai. 


AUGUST 26, MONDAY

OKTYABR, THE LARGE THEATRE
  • 16:00The Owners (2014, Dir. Adilkhan Erzhanov, 100 min.) 16+

AUGUST 27, TUESDAY

OKTYABR, THE LARGE THEATRE
  • 21:00The Owners (2014, Dir. Adilkhan Erzhanov, 100 min.) 16+