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Cinema Department: New contest of scripts dedicated Ormon Khan

Kyrgyz Serial: The contest of scripts (2023_3_kg)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival currently looking for projects for Works in Progress selection

Work in Progress 2023:

At this event, producers and directors from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and North Africa will introduce new films that will premiere after the Karlovy Vary IFF.

Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00
Atanyn Kereezi 
(A Father's Will)
Bakyt Mukul & Dastan Japar uulu
Type of the film & format: 
feature full-length film
Director of photographer: 
Akjol Bekbolotov
Second director: 
Tursun Usenov
Production designer
Urmat Osmoev
Director's assistant: 
Taberik Yusupova
Bakyt Mukul & Dastan Japar uulu
Sound: Nurlan Razakulov, Nurlan Kamchybekov
Make-up artist: Burul Asylbekova
Editor: Aktan Ryskeldiev
Gulmira Kerimova, Ermek Mukul, Talantbek Tolobekov
Line producer: 
Ziyne Kasmankulova
Actors (main roles): 

Iman Mukul, Маrат Аlyshbaiev, Тааlаi Каsyмаliyev, Bakyt Mukul, Амаnтur Abdysalam uulu, Тynаrа Аbdrazaeva, Diаnа Sabyrbekova

Production period: 
from December 2015 to August 2016
112 min.
Autumn 2016

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 money he owed to the villagers. Azat discovers the family home derelict. Choro, the younger brother of Murat, and their relations left a long time ago. Despite most villagers not liking him. One day, Choro, who was imprisoned because of Murat, arrives and the most important question about Murat's will is decided.



«Kyrgyzfilm», «Elfilm», 2016

Original languageKyrgyz


SubtitlesEnglish, French, Russian


1) World premiere: 40th Montreal World Film Festival in competition "First Films World Competition", 25.08 - 05.09.2016


The movie won: Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature film


2) XII Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema, 05 - 11.09.2016, main competition

3) Award for the Best Central Asian film according Kazakh National Cinema Academy -Tulpar - in the frame of Eurasia IFF, 24-30.09.2016

4) 7th Didor IFF, Dushanbe, 16-20.10.2016

5) Film of the opening of the Forum for the Young Cinema Umet, Bishkek, 28-31.10.2016

6) II Asian World Film Festival, LA, USA, 24.10 - 01.11.2016

7) National premierre - 22.12.2016, beginning of the release




Review here