(2022, Kazakistan, Russia, 92')
This story takes place in a Kazakh village, Karatas, which has been long ruled by Poshaev, a despicable and reckless local official. He provides housing and employment for the villagers, but brutally puts to death anyone who dares to challenge him. According to Yerzhanov, who served both as a director and screenwriter, the noir film displays the essence of power and the nature of surrender.
He is a film director and screenwriter born in Džezkazgan, Kazakhstan, in 1982. In 2009, he graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts with a major in film.
Adilkhan Yerzhanov is a two-time participant at Cannes and the 2019 winner of the Asia-Pacific Screen Awards for A Dark, Dark Man.