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The Gentle Indifference of the World
Archived: The Gentle Indifference of the World - Laskovoe bezrazlichie mira (2018)

director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov

composer: Nurassyl Nuridin
With: Tulemis Alishev, Dinara Baktybaeva, a.o.

duration: 100 minutes
Drama, Romance

Official Selection - Global Cinema

"The path to romance between Saltanat (Dinara Baktybayeva) and her impoverished but enthusiastic admirer Kuandyk (Kuandyk Dyussembayev) is littered with obstacles when the pair are forced to leave their mountain village for the city. Saltanat is expected by her family to barter herself to pay off a family debt; Kuandyk embarks upon a career as a potato carrier but his gung ho approach to the accepted hierarchies at the vegetable truck raises eyebrows." (Screen Daily)

"It's so rare that a movie captures the simultaneous struggle and beauty of the human condition so perfectly. Universally profound, visually stunning and moving to the core, 'The Gentle Indifference of the World' is a an absolute masterpiece. Every element is chosen specifically and meticulously and it brings a kind of precision to Adilkhan Yerzhanov's filmmaking that is utterly incredible to behold." (The Upcoming)

"Kazakh indie director Yerzhanov makes memorable images and creative connections with the simplest of means. The effect is magical." (Variety) 


director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
composer: Nurassyl Nuridin
producer: Serik Abishev, Olga Khlasheva
screenplay: Roelof Jan Minneboo, Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Cinematography: Aydar Sharipov

production company: Arizona Films

More info

dialogue: Kazakh
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Kazakhstan - France
year: 2018


ADILKHAN YERZHANOV: Bakhytzhamal (2007, short), Rieltor (2011), Constructors (2013), The Owners (2014), The Plague at the Karatas Village (2016), Night God (2018), The Gentle Indifference of the World (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35


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