100 min | Drama
A poor migrant woman in Moscow struggles with her life.
Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy | Stars: Samal Yeslyamova, Zhipara Abdilaeva, Sergey Mazur, David Alaverdyan
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
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
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
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
98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
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: Albina Imasheva, Baktybek Mamytov, Bolot Tentimyshov, Marat Amiraev
38 min | Short, Drama
A young Kyrgyz woman is kidnapped and forced to marry. A drama about the desire for freedom in the clutches of a tradition.
Director: Maria Brendle | Stars: Madina Talipbek, Alina Turdumamatova, Madina Talipbekova, Nurbek Esengazy Uulu
96 min | Drama
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Director: Emil Atageldijev | Stars: Malika Aidabosunova, Ainura Kachkynbek Kyzy, Sanzhar Omurbaev, Artykpai Suyundukov
"Kids on the Silk Road" is 15 stories about children between the ages of 11 and 14, from 15 countries along the old silk route: India, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Mongolia. Each story... See full summary »
Stars: Daniar, Erdenchimeg, Javed, Poonam
Born in the USSR: Up follows the lives of people who grew up in the Soviet Union. They give an insight into Russian life.
Stars: James McAvoy, Seva Novgorodtsev, Almaz, Andrei
Not Rated | 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: Talant Asanaliev, Gulsina Chotonova, Daniel Daiyrbekov, Turgunai Erkinbekova
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
Documentary | Post-production
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, Garret Edington
93 min | Drama
Based on the novella The White Ship, by Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov, Shambala tells the story of a lonely, impressionable, seven-year-old boy who lives in a protected forest, high in the... See full summary »
Director: Artykpai Suyundukov | Stars: Taalaikan Abazova, Nazbiike Aidarova, Artur Amanaliev, Talant Apyev
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
88 min | Drama
Twelve-year-old Jekshen is an exceptional runner. Lonely Jekshen only has his girlfriend from school and his father's friends for support. They encourage him to take part in a big race that could change his life for the better.
Director: Mirlan Abdykalykov | Stars: Temirlan Asankadyrov, Ruslan Orozakunov, Meerim Atantaeva, Ilim Kalmuratov
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
Action, Comedy, Crime
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Director: Bakyt Osmonkanov | Stars: Alikhan Abdimalikov, Ulan Anylddakov, Adilet Aziev, Aibek Bektimirov
98 min | Drama
Kyrgyzstan. Ascel is engaged to Sultan, the local Mr Big with the grandest house. This looks like a palace to Ascel, who lives in a hovel with her drunkard father. She doesn't love Sultan, ... See full summary »
Director: Nurbek Egen | Stars: Maral Koichukaraeva, Cecile Plage, Atai Omurbekov, Asan Amanov
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
100 min | Action
A Bolshevik superman fights a violent native gang of opium traffickers.
Director: Bolotbek Shamshiyev | Stars: Suymenkul Chokmorov, Boris Khimichev, Sovetbek Dzhumadylov, Amina Umurzakova
104 min | Comedy, Drama
There is great excitement in Aidar's home one fine day when he comes back from Paris to his mountain village with a charming French girl called Isabelle. Aidar has changed but everything at... See full summary »
Director: Nurbek Egen | Stars: Natacha Régnier, Bolot Tentimyshov, Tynar Abdrazaeva, Melis Sharshenbaev
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Director: Kubanych Kurmanbekov | Stars: Aikol Alikzhanova, Ermek Talaibekov
118 min | Drama
Suyun, the beloved youngest daughter one day disappears from the street, an unknown man kidnapped her to be his bride. Despite the dishonor their actions will bring, her family tries to save her at all costs, going where no one dares to go
Director: Chingiz Narynov | Stars: Taalaikan Abazova, Nazbiike Aidarova, Sakyn Karabayev, Anvar Osmonaliev
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
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary
Jamilia is the heroine of the classic Kyrgyz novel about a young woman who, having been forced to marry, fled with her lover. Fifty years later, the director meets several generations of ... See full summary »
Director: Aminatou Echard
121 min | Drama
A retired writer, Kubat Aliev, is living his last days as a famous and poor writer in a society increasingly concerned by wealth. A widower, he has no children and his only wish is that ... See full summary »
Directors: Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu | Stars: Marat Alyshpaev, Bakyt Mukul, Shaiyr Kasymalieva, Busurman Odurakaev
79 min | Drama
Based on Chingiz Aitmatov's novel "Farewell, Gyulsary!" The story of Tanabai the blacksmith, father of three children, who upon his return from war became a herdsman, and his tragic love for the soldier's widow Byubyudzhan.
Director: Sergey Urusevskiy | Stars: Nurmukhan Zhanturin, Baken Kydykeyeva, Farida Sharipova, Kapar Aliyev
25 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Stars: Shahzoda Matchanova, Sitora Farmonova, Karina Adigamova, Salamat Aliev
84 min | Comedy, Drama
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Director: Ernest Abdyjaparov | Stars: Kumondor Abylov, Askat Sulaimanov, Tabyldy Aktanov, Kanybek Bekbatyrov
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: Julia Daurova, Trent Falco, Alex Galper, Bektemir Mamayusupov
Stories of girls who have broken through stereotypes and are participating in sports that are usually dominated by men.
Director: Hesam Dehghani | Stars: Emily Wahby, Irene Guerrero, Akmatova Aida, Narges Mahmoudi
63 min | Drama
While on the run in the mountains from the authorities, a poor peasant tries to save a widow of the WWII soldier from an arranged marriage.
Director: Melis Ubukeyev | Stars: Shaarbek Kobaganov, A. Abayeva, Baken Kydykeyeva, Muratbek Ryskulov
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
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: Iman Mukul, Marat Alyshpaev, Taalai Kasymaliev, Bakyt Mukul
107 min | Adventure, Drama, War
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Director: Adolf Bergunker | Stars: Mambet Asanbayev, Darkul Kuyukova, Muratbek Ryskulov, Nurkan Tursunbayev
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
60 min | Documentary, History
A story about dreams and the manipulative power of films in a chaotic Kyrgyzstan, seen through the eyes of two cinema projectionists. The Kyrgyz town of Naryn is preparing for the 1000-year... See full summary »
Director: Arto Halonen | Stars: Zarylbek Dyikanbaev, Murat Oljobaev, Joldoshbek Kyrgyzbaev, Qaba 'Manaschi' Atabekov
80 min | Drama
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
99 min | Drama, Horror
Zamir and Ainura want nothing more than to start a family, but when they adopt a quiet young boy named Ulan following a devastating miscarriage, they start experiencing strange and ... See full summary »
Director: Bakyt Askeevich
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Director: Ruslan Akun | Stars: Emil Esenaliev, Burak Khan, Michael Maponga, Taukel Musilim
130 min | Drama
A few former pupils of primary school teacher Aishi-Aly meet again for a party on the top of the sacred mountain that dominates their village. But what was supposed to be a joyful party turns into a nightmare...
Director: Bolotbek Shamshiyev | Stars: Sabira Kumushaliyeva, Aiturgan Temirova, Gulsara Adzhibekova, Lidiya Kadenova
17 min | Documentary, Short
During World War II, a railroad was built through the Boom ravine at Kant-Rybachie, under tough conditions. One of the construction workers then takes a train ride along the road he helped build.
Director: Tolomush Okeev
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
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
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Director: Yuri Boretsky | Stars: Murat Mambetov, Sabira Kumushaliyeva, Anuarbek Moldabekov, Orozbek Kutmanaliyev
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Director: Temirbek Birnazarov | Stars: Akjoltoy Bekbolotov, Asan Chyngyshbaev, Altynai Tolokulova
Documentary | Filming
Few people have heard of Kyrgyzstan; and even fewer have heard of their trailblazing, freestyle wrestler, Aisuluu Tynybekova. But Aisuluu has big plans to change all of that as she trains for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Director: Rachel Sine | Star: Aisuluu Tynybekova