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Genre: Drama
Programme
Synopsis

After her father’s untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic countryside life for the cruel and cynical 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. But life in the city proves to be quite different from what she’d been promised. Saltanat is only able to cope because she has her loyal childhood friend and admirer Kuandyk by her side. Although life keeps dealing them bad hands, Saltanat and Kuandyk never give up. A moving story about pure love as the only true value in a world obsessed with power and money. A new film by the Kazakh director who's  film “The Owners” was screened at PÖFF 2014.

Director
Adilkhan Yerzhanov

(1982)

Filmography
  • Rieltor (2011)
  • Stroiteli (2013)
  • Ukkili kamshat (Omanikud, PÖFF 2014)
  • Chuma v aule Karatas (The Plague at the Karatas Village, 2016)
  • Nochnoy Bog (2018)
  • Laskovoe bezrazlichie mira (The Gentle Indifference of the World, 2018)
Fri, 16.11.2018
5:45 pm
Tartu, 
Elektriteater
011806
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 011806
Wed, 21.11.2018
9:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 5
060507
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 060507
Sat, 01.12.2018
7:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
161508
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 161508
Film info
Countries: Kazakhstan, France
Year: 2018
Duration: 100 minutes
Language: Kazakh
Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Producer: Olga Khlasheva
Writers: Roelof Minneboo, Adilkhan Yerzhanov
DOP: Aidar Sharip
Montage: Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Yedige Nessipbekov
Composer: Nurassyl Nuridin
Cast: Dinara Baktybayeva, Kuandyk Dyussembaev
Productions: Kinostudia - Short Brothers, Beta Cinema
Festivals: Cannes, Busan, Montreal, Warsaw
Synopsis

After her father’s untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic countryside life for the cruel and cynical 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. But life in the city proves to be quite different from what she’d been promised. Saltanat is only able to cope because she has her loyal childhood friend and admirer Kuandyk by her side. Although life keeps dealing them bad hands, Saltanat and Kuandyk never give up. A moving story about pure love as the only true value in a world obsessed with power and money. A new film by the Kazakh director who's  film “The Owners” was screened at PÖFF 2014.

Director
Adilkhan Yerzhanov

(1982)

Filmography
  • Rieltor (2011)
  • Stroiteli (2013)
  • Ukkili kamshat (Omanikud, PÖFF 2014)
  • Chuma v aule Karatas (The Plague at the Karatas Village, 2016)
  • Nochnoy Bog (2018)
  • Laskovoe bezrazlichie mira (The Gentle Indifference of the World, 2018)