The Owners

Ukkili kamshat


St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Fri, Apr 10, 2015 2:40 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Tue, Apr 14, 2015 3:15 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:The Owners
Program:World Cinema
Voice Category:Travel the World
Release Year:2014
Type:Narrative Feature
Festivals & Awards:Free Spirit Award - Warsaw International Film Festival
Special Mention - Chicago International Film Festival
Print Source:UDI
Director:Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Producer:Adilkhan Yerzahnov
Olga Khlasheva
Serik Abishev
Cinematographer:Yerkinbek Ptyraliyev
Editor:Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Principal Cast:Yerbolat Yerzhan
Aidyn Sakhaman
Aliya Zainalova
Bauyrzhan Kaptagai
Screenwriter:Roelof Jan Minneboo
Adilkhan Yerzhanov


MSPIFF at Rochester: Monday, 4/ 20, 5:30pm

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.