Road to mother



Road to Mother follows the life of Ilyas, a young Kazakh boy, who finds himself separated at a young age from his mother and childhood sweetheart and who spends the rest of his life trying to find a way home. He shows incredible resilience of spirit, courage and unbelievable dedication as he experiences life in an orphanage and the horrors of war, capture and internment in a Soviet prison camp.

The story of several generations of a Kazakh family from the 1930s to the present time, the film traces the most momentous events in the history of Kazakhstan through war, separation and the determina- tion of the clan to remain united.



Official Submission for Best Foreign Language Film - Kazakhstan

Genre: Drama

Country: Kazakhstan

Year: 2016

Duration: 130 minutes

Director: Aktan Satayev

Language(s): Kazakh

Subtitles: English subtitles

Producer: Aliya Nazarbayeva

Cinematographer: Khasan Kydyraliev

Principal Cast:   Adil Akhmetov, Altynai Nogerbek, Aruzhan Dzhazilbekova    

Dates & Times: November 1, 2017 3:00 PM

Followed by Q&A

Plays In:  ArcLight Cinemas - Culver City

Eventbrite - Asian World Film Festival - ROAD TO MOTHER - Kazakhstan