Adilkhan YERZHANOV
Адильхан ЕРЖАНОВ
Adilkhan ERJANOV
France / Kazakhstan, 2020, 90mn 
fiction
Yellow cat
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Желтая кошка

 

 Le Chat jaune

 Zheltaya koshka

Other titles : Sary mysyq
 
Directed by : Adilkhan YERZHANOV (Адильхан ЕРЖАНОВ)
Writing credits : Erken GUBASHEV (Еркен ГУБАШЕВ), Adilkhan YERZHANOV (Адильхан ЕРЖАНОВ)
 
Cast
Azamat NIGMANOV (Азамат НИГМАНОВ) ...Kermek
Kamila NUGMANOVA (Камила НУГМАНОВА) ...Eva
Sanzhar MADI (Санжар МАДИ) ...Zhambas
Erken GUBASHEV (Еркен ГУБАШЕВ)
 
Cinematography : Yerkinbek PTYRALIEV (Еркинбек Птыралиев)
Production design : Yermek UTEGENOV (Ермек УТЕГЕНОВ)
Editing : Adilkhan YERZHANOV (Адильхан ЕРЖАНОВ)
Produced by : Kanat BITEMIROV (Канат БИТЕМИРОВ)
Production : Arizona Productions; Казахфильм / Kazakhfilm; Short Brothers; ZERDE FILMS
 

Plot synopsis
Ex-con Kermek and his beloved Eva want to leave their crime-infested lives on the Kazakh steppes behind. He has a dream: building a movie theater in the mountains. Will Kermek’s love of Alain Delon be strong enough to keep them out of the violent clutches of the mafia?
https://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema
 

Commentaries and bibliography
 
DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT
Kermek is a folk character who came to modern times. He has pure and simple understanding of the world: good is good, evil is evil. It won’t be easy for such hero to survive in this cruel world. But he is kind, and his kindness will help him to get through everything.
https://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/2020/orizzonti/zheltaya-koshka-yellow-cat

Selected in the following festivals :
- Hong-Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong (China), 2021
- Fribourg International Film Festival, Fribourg (Switzerland), 2021
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2020