e.city – Almaty / Kazakhstan: Cinema

6-7 December 2014

Art house cinema Odyssée, Strasbourg

Within the framework of E.CITY – ALMATY/KAZAKHSTAN

The Owners

Directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Featuring: Yerbolat YERZHAN – Aidyn SAKHAMAN – Aliya ZAINALOVA
Kazakhstan, 2014
Duration: 93 minutes

The Owners

25 year-old John, his teenage brother Erbol, and their sick 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 District Officer’s alcoholic brother, who has lived there illegally for 10 years, has no intention of letting the house go without a fight.

Harmony Lessons

Directed by Emir Baigazi
Actors: Timur Aidarbekov – Aslan Anarbayev – Mukhtar Andassov
Kazakhstan, 2013
Duration: 115 minutes


Aslan, a 13-year-old boy living with his grandma, is a student in a high crime rate village school in Kazakhstan.Corruption and violence conflict drastically with his obsession for perfectionism. Aslan sees all the evil in the school gang leader Bolat, who humiliates him in front of all his classmates and extorts money from all the kids, beating them up severely. Out of good motives to free his school from crime, Aslan decides to take action against Bolat…