Kyrgyzstan (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Song of the Tree (2018)

93 min | Action, Drama, History

The film tells about the life and tragedy of the Kyrgyz village, it focuses on simple young guy. Being expelled from his native village, he takes away the daughter of a local lord ("bai" in... See full summary »

Director: Aibek Daiyrbekov | Stars: Omurbek Izrailov, Temirlan Smanbekov, Saltanat Bakaeva, Jurduzbek Kaseivov

Votes: 35

Finding Mother 2 (2019)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Ruslan Akun | Stars: Emil Esenaliev, Michael Maponga, Taukel Musilim, Azamat Ulanov

The Fierce One (1974)

97 min | Drama

On the Kazakh steppe during the days of the Revolution a young boy raises a wolf cub.

Director: Tolomush Okeev | Stars: Kambar Valiyev, Suymenkul Chokmorov, Aliman Zhankorozova, Kargynbai Satayev

Votes: 83

Centaur (2017)

89 min | Drama

Centaur lives a modest life with his family in rural Kyrgyzstan until he abruptly becomes the center of attention when he is caught stealing a racehorse at night. A story inspired by the myth when horses became the wings of men.

Director: Aktan Arym Kubat | Stars: Nuraly Tursunkojoev, Zarema Asanalieva, Aktan Arym Kubat, Taalaikan Abazova

Votes: 265

Queen of the Mountains (2014)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The relevant epic story of the strong-willed, courageous and independent woman before her time, Kurmanjan, who is revered to this day for her diplomacy for saving her nation from complete destruction when the Russians invaded.

Director: Sadyk Sher-Niyaz | Stars: Elina Abai Kyzy, Nasira Mambetova, Aziz Muradillayev, Adilet Usubaliyev

Votes: 3,238

The Fifth Sun (2018)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure

The 5th Sun is the story of three Italian filmmakers attempting to film a documentary on Wanderlust, the eternal need to travel and to feel like a vagabond. They decide to follow Panu, a ... See full summary »

Directors: Matteo Maggi, Cristiana Pecci | Stars: Brando Giannoni, Panu Heikkurinen, Matteo Maggi, Cristiana Pecci

Votes: 8

The White Pony (1999)

G | 93 min | Family, Fantasy

Leah is eager to visit her uncle's ranch in Ireland, until her attempt to ride her cold cousin Shannon's horse results in Silky's being injured, and her ordered not to ride again. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Kelly | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Warwick Davis, Carly Anderson, Victoria Farrer

Votes: 167

Finding Mother (2017)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A precocious orphan from Central Asia comes to America to find his long lost mother. Along the way he befriends a down on his luck small time hustler, and together they set in motion a ... See full summary »

Director: Ruslan Akun | Stars: Azamat Ulanov, Taukel Musilim, Michael Maponga, Edgar Pevsner

Votes: 31

Nomad Cowboys

Documentary | Filming

This doc follows the journey of the very first American Kok Boru team.

Directors: Creed Garnick, Brock Harris | Stars: Creed Garnick, Brock Harris, Billy Magnussen, Danny Levy

Pervyy uchitel (1965)

102 min | Drama

Soviet Union, near the Chinese border, 1923. A stranger has just come in this little country village. He is a teacher, sent by the Communist Party to teach the ignorant masses. But the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Bolot Beyshenaliev, Natalya Arinbasarova, Idris Nogajbayev, Darkul Kuyukova

Votes: 404

True Appaloosa (2015)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

A horsewoman sets off to find the truth about the origins of the Appaloosa spotted horse.

Director: Conor Woodman

Votes: 26

Ad Astra (2018 TV Short)

20 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

A life of a teacher and her students in a tiny school lost in a vast world of snow and mountains. A tale of courage, wisdom and humanity and an ode to endurance and stoicism. Beautifully shot and narrated.

Director: Aisha Sultanbekova

Jamila (1994)

90 min | Drama

In the 1940s, young Kirghiz boy falls hopelessly for Jamilla, but their love has no future.

Director: Monica Teuber | Stars: Nikolai Kinski, Linh Dan Pham, Jason Connery, Yuriy Kuznetsov

Votes: 52

Aurora (II) (2018)

98 min | Drama

Central Asia. A sanatorium called Aurora, is located at the shores of the high mountainous lake Issyk-Kul and the action of the film is taking place in this sanatorium. All happens in one ... See full summary »

Director: Bekzat Pirmatov | Stars: Kanatbek Abdyrakhmanov, Marat Amiraev, Erika Baibosunova, Albina Imasheva

Votes: 7

Heat (1963)

75 min | Drama

Kemel, a young recent school graduate, travels into an isolated part of the steppes to work in a small communal farm camp.

Director: Larisa Shepitko | Stars: Bolotbek Shamshiyev, Nurmukhan Zhanturin, Klara Yusupzhanova, Kumbolot Dosumbayev

Votes: 108

The Adopted Son (1998)

81 min | Drama

In a Kyrgyz village, five older women adopt an infant foundling. Jump ahead about 12 years: the boy, Beshkempir, is entering puberty, the age, his granny says, when life goes berserk. He ... See full summary »

Director: Aktan Arym Kubat | Stars: Mirlan Abdykalykov, Adir Abilkassimov, Mirlan Cinkozoev, Bakit Dzhylkychiev

Votes: 506

Grab and run (2017)

85 min | Documentary

Bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

Director: Roser Corella

Votes: 27

Suleiman Mountain (2017)

101 min | Drama

Karabas (Asset Imangaliev) is a difficult man: a hard-gambling, hard-drinking, child-in-a-man's body who puts only himself first in his family. When his wife #1, Zhipara (Perizat ... See full summary »

Director: Elizaveta Stishova | Stars: Daniel Daiyrbekov, Turgunai Erkinbekova, Perizat Ermanbaeva, Asset Imangaliev

Votes: 70

Salam, New York! (2013)

127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

It's a success story of a young Kyrgyz man, who went to conquer New York. He has to deal with unexpected adventures and challenges that he must eventually cope with.

Director: Ruslan Akun | Stars: Marina Bain, Julia Daurova, Alex Galper, Bektemir Mamayusupov

Votes: 140

The Light Thief (2010)

80 min | Drama

The main hero of the film is an electrician with a far greater effect on the people around him than his job defines. He is the last link in a huge energetic system and he becomes the ... See full summary »

Director: Aktan Arym Kubat | Stars: Aktan Arym Kubat, Taalaikan Abazova, Askat Sulaimanov, Asan Amanov

Votes: 370

Pure Coolness (2007)

95 min | Drama

Asema, a Kyrgyz city girl wisiting her boyfriends family in the countryside, is mistaken for a villager and accidentally kidnapped by Sagyn, a young shepard who was too shy to ask the young... See full synopsis »

Director: Ernest Abdyjaparov | Stars: Asem Toktobekova, Tynchtyk Abylkasymov, Siezdbek Iskenaliev, Elnura Osmonalieva

Votes: 94

Through the Valleys (2016)

47 min | Documentary

Through The Valleys is a documentary about Robin Blomdin, a PhD student who gets his first chance to lead a research project in Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan. Through his eyes we get to ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Stjärnljus | Stars: Robin Blomdin, Marc Cafee, Arjen Stroeven, Zhang Wei

Votes: 12

Night Accident (2017)

90 min | Drama

An odd couple of lost souls share an uneasy friendship while riding a motorcycle on a lonely stretch of moonlit highway.

Director: Temirbek Birnazarov | Stars: Akylbek Abdykalykov, Bayish Ismanov, Dina Jakob, Elmirbek Kubatbekov

Votes: 26

Heavenly Nomadic (2015)

81 min | Drama

A family of nomads live in the high, remote mountains of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia; elderly herdsman Tabyldy, his wife Karachach, their daughter-in-law Shaiyr and their 7 year old ... See full summary »

Director: Mirlan Abdykalykov | Stars: Taalaikan Abazova, Tabyldy Aktanov, Jibek Baktybekova, Jenish Kangeldiev

Votes: 93

Seide (2015)

13 min | Short, Drama

Young Seide lives in a secluded mountain village in the heart of Kyrgyzstan. She loves her freedom to ride her horse, the closest soul she has, and enjoys playing with the village boys. ... See full summary »

Director: Elnura Osmonalieva | Stars: Kanat Abdrakhmanov, Razha Alieva, Kaliman Kalybek Kyzy, Stanbek Toichubaev

Votes: 37

Sultan Sulayman (2014)

Comedy

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Director: Kubanych Kurmanbekov | Stars: Aikol Alikzhanova, Ermek Talaibekov

Votes: 6

Muras (2019)

100 min | Thriller

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Director: Azamat Arykov | Stars: Azamat Arykov, Shahzoda Matchanova, Tynar Abdrazaeva, Marat Alyshpaev

Kök Börü: Game of the Tough (2018)

110 min | Sport

Malsat, a famous professional Kök Börü player gets expelled from a champion team for refusing to play on an injured horse. Upon returning to his native village, he finds out that his ... See full summary »

Director: Ruslan Akun | Stars: Asylkhan Tolypov, Gulnaz Zholanova, Taalaikan Abazova, Marat Amiraev

A Father's Will (2016)

112 min | Drama

After living as an immigrant in the USA for 15 years, Azat flies to Kyrgyzstan to his family village. His father, Murat, died in the USA a year ago. It was his dying wish to pay back the ... See full summary »

Directors: Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu | Stars: Tynar Abdrazaeva, Dilshad Abdyjaparova, Tenizbek Abylov, Rahat Aksultanova

Votes: 29

The Road from Karakol (2013)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

In Summer of 2011, alpinist Kyle Dempster set out across Kyrgyzstan's back roads on his bike. His goal -- ride across the country via old Soviet roads while climbing as many of the region's... See full summary »

Director: Fitz Cahall | Star: Kyle Dempster

Votes: 18

Arena (I) (2017)

15 min | Documentary, Short, History

A film about a man who spent all his life around the arena and dedicated his life to circus art. Shows the relationship between man and horse.

Director: Bekinay Toktosunova

Tengri: Blue Heavens (2008)

96 min | Drama, Romance

This is a love story set in the steppes of Central Asia of today. Temür a thirty year old Kazakh decides to start life again in his ancestral village in the Kyrghyz Mountains. He discovers ... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Jaoul de Poncheville | Stars: Albina Imasheva, Elim Kalmouratov, Hélène Patarot, Taalai Abazova

Votes: 126

Flowers of Freedom (2014)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

Central Asia/Kyrgyzstan: When Erkingul and her friends meet for tea they talk about toxic cyanide, about bride kidnapping and where to buy the fattest sheep. The women of KAREK are mothers ... See full summary »

Director: Mirjam Leuze

Votes: 5

Na Zare (2018)

15 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

This short was screened at the world renowned Short Film Corner as part of the Cannes Film Festival 2019.

Director: Katya Kan | Stars: Katya Kan, Angelina Li, Alexander Kan, Katerina Kovalchyk

The Great Game (2016)

61 min | Documentary, Adventure

30,000 Miles Across Central Asia

Director: Jon Beardmore

In Love with Cinema (I) (2017)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Askar Nurakun Uulu | Stars: Tursun Mamyraliev, Atay Naamat Uulu, Ulan Zhukenov

The Chimp (2001)

90 min | Drama

A teenager in a Kirgiz provincial town passes the time between his work at the railroad and hanging out with his friends before he has to join the military service.

Director: Aktan Arym Kubat | Stars: Mirlan Abdykalykov, Dzylykcy Dzakypov, Sergey Golovkin, Alexandra Mitrokhina

Votes: 107

I'll Be A Star (2019)

18 min | Short, Drama

When Azat is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he does everything he can to make sure his family will be comfortable. While Azat and his brother Bek spend their limited time together, their mother fights to save Azat's life.

Director: Sultankazy Pirzhan Uulu | Stars: Arlen Asylbek Uulu, Albina Imasheva, Adilet Jumaliev, Aziz Muradillayev

Realtor (2018)

Short, Thriller

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Director: Kymbat Adylbekova | Stars: Farida Arabekova, Perizat Ermanbetova

Altyn Kyrghol (2002)

80 min

The Great Silk Road is the name for a mountain trade route now identifiable only by train tracks; it is on these tracks that our film finds four children at play, not far from their ... See full summary »

Director: Marat Sarulu | Stars: Busurman Odurakaev, Tynar Abdrazaeva, Mukanbet Toktobaev, Kabatai Kyzy Elmira

Votes: 45

The Bet (2017)

35 min | Short, Drama | Completed

An eighth-former boy of the Issyk-Kul coastal village along with peers suffers constant bullying and extortion from high school students. He makes a bet to swim across the lake with the ... See full summary »

Director: Akyikat Askarov

We're Going the Same Way (2018)

74 min | Documentary

After the fall of the Soviet Union the Kyrgyz Republic became very impoverished. In a country full of crime and corruption Seragedin and his son Rakhman choose to live an honest life. The ... See full summary »

Director: Pieter-Jan van Damme

Echoes of a Storyteller (2010)

90 min | Documentary, History

This documentary looks into the tradition of oral storytelling in Kyrgyzstan through the eyes of two main characters--a revered elder and his teenage student. The film explores Soviet and ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel M. Turcan

Obshchaga (2013– )

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Stars: Shahzoda Matchanova, Sitora Farmonova, Karina Adigamova, Salamat Aliev

Meerim (2018)

50 min | Documentary

Story of Gulnara, mother of 142 children, who is being sued by union officials' for child trafficking, sexual and labour exploitation. The object of the claim is the Issyk-Ata resort ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandra Rechkalova

Under Heaven (2015)

88 min | Drama

A bitter dispute between two brothers over a local village girl leads to unforeseen and tragic circumstances.

Director: Dalmira Tilepbergen | Stars: Taalai Abazova, Taalaikan Abazova, Asan Amanov, Munara Dooronbekova

Votes: 16

Penthouse (2014)

Comedy

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Director: Mamakeev Nurlan | Stars: Aisulu Ashirakhmanova, Emil Esenaliev

The Song of the Rain (2012)

17 min | Short, Drama

In a small Kyrgyzstan village the teenage Begaim waits for her husband to return. He has left their marriage to work illegally in Russia. She is heavily pregnant, and lives with his ... See full summary »

Director: Aygul Bakanova | Stars: Sezim Borkoeva, Jamal Seidakmatova

Votes: 5

Kumar (2013)

84 min | Drama

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Director: Temirbek Birnazarov | Stars: Artykpay Suyundukov, Kalipa Usenova, Roza Abdullaeva

A Cowboy's Creed (2013)

29 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure | Completed

A Cowboy's Creed is a documentary film that follows Broadway actor and cowboy Creed Garnick from his home in Wyoming, to the concrete jungles of Manhattan and a journey to a rodeo in hills ... See full summary »

Director: Vanessa Garnick Boshoff | Star: Vanessa Garnick

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