Yellow Cat (Sary mysyq)

Yellow Cat (Sary mysyq)

Adilkhan Yerzhanov - Kazakhstan, France - 2020 - col.

Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov 

Screenplay: Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Inna Smailova | Cinematographer: Yerkinbek Ptyraliyev 

Editor: Adilkhan Yerzhanov  | Music: Alim Zairov, Ivan Sintsov 

Cast: Azamat Nigmanov, Kamila Nugmanova, Sanjar Madi 

Producers: Serik Abishev , Olga Khlasheva, Asel Sadvakasova

Production: Arizona Films Productions, Zerde Films, Short Brothers, Kazakhfilm Studios 

Sales: Arizona Films Sales | Running Time: 90'


The story follows the misfortunes of an ex-convict, called Kermek, a bizarre man wearing a yellow aloha shirt and a fedora. Kermek is a big fan of Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Samouraï" and has a grand, unusual dream: to open a movie theatre somewhere in that "middle of nowhere". After a conflict over some money stolen from a local mobster, Kermek takes the money and sets off with manic pixie dream prostitute Eva to make his dream come true. Can he stay out of the grasp of the mobster and his cronies though?


77th Venice International Film Festival - official selection.




Selected Filmography:

A Dark-Dark Man (2019)
The Gentle Indifference of the World (Laskovoe bezrazlichie mira) (2018)
Night God (Nochnoi bog) (2018)
Ukkili kamshat (2014)
Rieltor (2011)


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