THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE WORLD
THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE WORLD

THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE WORLD

Director Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Production year 2018

Length 100min.

Country Kazakhstan/France

SYNOPSIS

After her father’s untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic countryside life for the cruel 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. Friends since their village childhood, her loyal, but penniless admirer Kuandyk follows her just to make sure his sweetheart is safe. Saltanat’s uncle introduces her to a possible groom, who promises to pay off her family’s debts. But Saltanat’s hopes are dashed, when she discovers that the men in this city don’t keep their word. When Kuandyk tries to help Saltanat get the money through other ways, he ends up finding himself in more trouble than he bargained for. Although life keeps dealing them bad hands, Saltanat and Kuandyk never give up, no matter what the odds.

CAST & CREW

Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Director

Producer

Olga Khlasheva, Serik Abishev, Akan Sataiev, Ernar Kurmashev, Aliya Mendygozhina

Script

Roelof Minneboo, Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Director of Photography

Aidar Sharip

Production designer

Yermek Utegenov

Music by

Nurassyl Nuridin

Sound

Ilya Gariyev

Edit

Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Yedige Nessipbekov

Cast

Dinara Baktybayeva, Kuandyk Dyussembaev

Production company

Astana Film Fund Short Brothers Guillaume de Seille Arizona Films

Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Film director and scriptwriter. He was born in Djezkazgan city, Kazakhstan. In 2009, he graduated from Kazakh National Academy of Arts, as Film Director. Adilkhan Yerzhanov is participant of Berlinale Talents-2014 and Member of the APSA (Asia-Pacific Screen Awards) Academy. He made many shorts and then completed, both as scriptwriter and film director, full-length feature films and one documentary. His film The Gentle Indifference of the World was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes IFF.


Filmography

The Owners (2014), The Plague at the Karatas Village (2016), Night God (2018), The Gentle Indefference of the World (2018).

FILMS 2018