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Tuesday, 28 July 2020 00:00
 Shambala
 
 
 
Director
Artykpai Suyundukov
Type of the film: 
feature full-length film
Directors of photography:

Akjol Bekbolotov & Murat Aliev

Editor: 
Nargiza Mamatkulova
Production designer
Tolgobek Koichumanov
Genre:
Drama
Scriptwriter: 
Artykpai Suyundukov
Sound: Bakyt Niyazaliev
   
Composer: Murzali Jeenbaev
Producer: 
Aybek Djangaziev
 
Actors: 

Artur Amanaliev, Nasret Dubashev, Talant Apyev, Jamilia Sydykbaeva, Taalaikan Abazova

Line producer: 
Jyrgal Duysheev
Production period: 
2018-2020
Length: 
86 min.
World premiere:  

25.07.2020 - Spectrum-Alternatives at the 23rd Shanghai IFF

Synopsis: 

The film Shambala based on the story White Ship written by Chingiz Aitmatov.

On a forest cordon, lost high in the mountains, an old man with an old woman and an old man's daughter with a husband live with a patriarchal way of life. It is a peculiar model of society - four adults and the fifth is the seven year old grandson of an old man, named Shambala. "Sham" by Kyrgyz means "candle", and "bala" means "a boy", "child". That is, literally "boy candle" or "a boy emitting glow". Shambala firmly believes into the ancient fairy tale - the myth about Mother Deer, who saved the last baby of their kinship from its enemies and fed it with her milk. Despite the fact thet over time people have killed Deer, the boy believes and looking forward that someday deer will still return to their edges.

National release

 

 

Awards & Prizes: 
 
 
Production: 
National film-studio Kyrgyzfilm after the name T.Okeyev, 2020, Kyrgyzstan, On Kyrgyz language with English subtitles
Festivals: 

 

 23rd Shanghai IFF, 25.07 - 02.08.2020

 

 

Review here