The Owners

Казахстан, 2014г., 93 min


Адильхан Ержанов

A 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.

2014 Специальный показ в рамках Каннского МКФ (Франция)
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Адильхан Ержанов

Режиссер родился в 1982 году в Джезказгане (Казахстан). Окончил Казахскую национальную академию искусств (мастерская Дамира Манабая). Его дебютная картина «Риелтор» (2011) и последовавшая за ней лента «Строители» (2013) вошли в программу престижных фестивалей в Эдинбурге, Пусане и Дубае. «Хозяева» —третья полнометражная картина режиссера.

Selected filmography

2014 Хозяева

2013 Строители

2011 Риэлтор