The Owners (Үкілі Камшат; Хозяева) (2014)

20th November 2021
Saturday 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

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Description:

Directed by: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Runtime: 93 minutes
Country: Kazakhstan
Language: Kazakh, Russian with English subtitles
Rating: PG

Awards

GOLD PLAQUE – SPECIAL MENTION FOR ORIGINALITY
Chicago International Film Festival 2014

FREE SPIRIT AWARD
Warsaw International Film Festival 2014

Full Synopsis

This playful tragicomedy from festival favourite Yerzhanov, satirises small-town corruption within the framework of folkloric fable. Financial trouble forces three siblings―ex-con John, wannabe Erbol, epileptic Aliya―to move from their big-city house into a remote cottage inherited from their recently deceased mother. However, their decrepit ancestral home is occupied by Zhuba, the District Officer’s alcoholic brother, who having lived there for a decade, refuses to leave, and bullies them in protest. When John seeks legal help, the police turn out to be just some guys dressed in blue, the courts a file cabinet and a man who says, “We’ll contact you in two months.” As homelessness looms and “routine” injustice turns into startling cruelty, the visually rich set-pieces of this Kafkaesque nightmare build with increasing absurdity, climaxing in a village dance number.


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