The Yellow Cat

Local title
Kollane kass
Title in Russian
Жёлтая кошка
Original title
Sary mysyq
Director
Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Country
Kazakhstan, France
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
CURRENT WAVES
Genre
/mängufilm/

A young man named Kermek has just completed his prison term and returns to his native parts. But a lot has changed since he was last here. A gang rules the area, and they have some influence over Kermek’s girlfriend Eva. Kermek has thought things through and doesn’t intend to have anything to do with the local criminals. He has a plan. With Eva at his side, he wants to open a real cinema in the Kazakh mountains. Will Kermek’s love of Alain Delon be strong enough to keep him out of the violent clutches of the mafia?

A warm-hearted comedy about a man who’s got a gun, a girl and a dream. He also has a pure and simple understanding of the world: good is good, evil is evil. It isn’t easy for him to survive in this cruel world. But he is kind, and his kindness will help him get through everything.

The film was screened at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

Director
Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Screenwriter
Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Inna Smailova
Cast
Azamat Nigmanow, Kamila Nugmanova, Sanjar Madi
Producer
Serik Abishev, Olga Khlasheva, Assel Sadvakassova
DoP
Yerkinbek Ptyraliyev
Editor
Zerde Films
Runtime
Language
Kazakh, Russian
Director
Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Adilkhan Yerzhanov (snd 1982) võitis 1999. a Kasahstani rahvusliku telekanali korraldatud stsenaariumivõistluse, lõpetas filmirežii eriala riiklikus Kasahstani kunstiakadeemias (2009) ning töötas ja täiendas end seejärel New Yorgis. Tänaseks on Yerzhanovist saanud hinnatuim ja viljakaim Kasahstani filmitegijaid, kelle filmid pälvivad auhindu olulistel rahvusvahelistel filmifestivalidel. Kaks tema filmi, „Omanikud“ (2014) ja „Maailma õrn ükskõiksus“ (2018) on osalenud Cannes'i võistlusprogrammis. Mõlemat filmi on näidatud ka PÖFFil. Yerzhanov on Euroopa Filmiakadeemia liige.

Rieltor (2011), Stroiteli (2013), Ukkili kamshat (Omanikud, PÖFF 2014), Chuma v aule Karatas (The Plague at the Karate Village, 2016), Nochnoy Bog (2018), Laskovoe bezrazlichie mira (Maailma õrn ükskõiksus, 2018), A Dark Dark Man (2019), Boy Atbaya (Atbai's Fight, 2019), Sary mysyq (Yellow Cat, 2020), Ulbolsyn (2020)

Screenings

Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening050402 / Kollane kass
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening055007 / Kollane kass
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening130501 / Kollane kass
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 1 Kino Artis Tallinn
Screening161503 / Kollane kass
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
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