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Tuesday, 09 June 2020 00:00
 Lake
 
 
 
Director
Emil Atageldiev
Type of the film: 
feature full-length film
Director of photography:

Ivan Chengich

Editor: 
Marat Ergeshov
Production designer
Baish Ismanov
Genre:
Drama
Scriptwriter: 
Erke Dzhumakmatova, Emil Atageldiev
Sound: Kalybek Sherniyazov
   
Composer: Taalay Beysheev
Producers: 
Erke Dzhumakmatova, Sadyk Sher-Niyaz
Co-producers: 
Talantbek Tolobekov, Aijan Chynybaeva  
Actors: 

Artykpay Suyundukov, Bolot Tentimyshov, Malika Aydabosunova, Ainura Kachkynbek kyzy

Line producer: 
Akjol Bekbolotov
Production period: 
2017-2020
Length: 
100 min.
World premiere:  

29.07.2020 - Asian New Talents Award - Official Selection of 23rd Shanghai IFF

Synopsis: 

On the shore of Issyk-Kul lake live Temirkul - old history teacher, who in past tragically lost his only daughter. The old man follower of old legends that Kyrgyzs’ since ancient times never eat fish from sacred lake believing that those are souls of ancestors waiting for new incarnation. His neighbor - Askhat - feeds his family by being a fish poacher, embittered by daily survival. And 11-year-old poacher's daughter Jyldyz, who feels a deep inner protest against poaching. She sincerely believes in the legend and doesn't eat fish is like old man too, which causes lack of understanding of her family and peers. When the wife of an old man suddenly dies, they have a conflict with Askhat. The old teacher wants to bury his wife to ancient custom. But Askhat impose by force his will on the old man and takes all the worries about "decent" funeral according to accepted traditions upon himself…

National release

 

 

Awards & Prizes: 
 
 
Production: 
Production studio "Oymo" & "Aitysh-film" with support of Cinema Department, 2020, Kyrgyzstan, On Kyrgyz language with English subtitles
Festivals: 

 

 23rd Shanghai IFF, 25.07 - 02.08.2020