Abdulla KARSAKBAYEV
Абдулла КАРСАКБАЕВ
Abdulla KARSAKBAEV
USSR (Kazakhstan), 1963, 85mn 
Colour, fiction
Menya zovut Kozha
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Меня зовут Кожа

 

 My Name is Kozha

 On m’appelle Koja

 
Directed by : Abdulla KARSAKBAYEV (Абдулла КАРСАКБАЕВ)
Writing credits : Nisson ZELERANSKY (Ниссон ЗЕЛЕРАНСКИЙ )
Based on Berdybek Sokpakbayev's short story of the same title
 
Cast
Nurlan SEGIZBAYEV (Нурлан СЕГИЗБАЕВ) ...Kozha
Бикен RIMOVA (Бикен РИМОВА) ...Kozha's mother
Kenenbay KOZHABEKOV (Кененбай КОЖАБЕКОВ)
Raisa MUKHAMEDYAROVA (Раиса МУХАМЕДЬЯРОВА)
 
Cinematography : Mikhail ARANSHEV (Михаил АРАНЫШЕВ)
Music : Nurgisa TLENDIYEV (Нургиса ТЛЕНДИЕВ)
Artistic director : Kulakhmet KHODZHIKOV (Кулахмет ХОДЖИКОВ)
Companies : Kazakfilm
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
Koja is really a little brat nobody can tame. His mother, neighbours and even his head teacher don’t know how to deal with such a boy any more. The head teacher tells him that, unfortunately, he is not like his father who died at war. Koja makes promises, but he forgets them as soon as he leaves the head teacher’s office … "Working on a film with children should be like a game so that the shooting does not weight heavily on them. All children are by nature actors and story tellers. They simply express this penchant in more or less obvious ways. " Abdulla Karsakbaiev
Source Festival de Vesoul, 2012
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival du film kazakhstanais, Paris (France), 2020
- Vesoul International Asiatic Film Festival, Vesoul (France), 2012