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LanguageKyrgyz
Beshkempir
Бешкемпир

This award-winning film proved to be a catalyst for Kyrgyz cinema’s post-Soviet development. The second part of an autobiographical series based on director Aktan Abdykalykov’s own life, Beshkempir tells a tale of tumultuous adolescence. The protagonist’s struggles with his father’s alcoholism and the revelation that he is adopted form the backdrop for an exploration of personal growth and communal responsibility.

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Awards and Festivals
1998
Award Laurel
Winner
Silver Leopard
Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland
1999
Award Laurel
Winner
Jury Award for Artistic Contribution
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Films
Cast and Crew