BAKYT KARAGULOV

 

The Mother's lament of Mankurt/

BORANLY BEKET/SNOWSTORMY STATION/

GÜN UZAR YÜZYIL OLUR

Independent
BAKYT KARAGULOV
 
Kyrgyzstan / Mother’s Lament of Mankurt
Kyrgyzstan, 2004, 70 min., color., 35 mm., Kyrgyz lang.
Production / Asia Karavan company, NC Kyrgyzfilm named after T. Okeyev and Cinema Studio
Director / Bakyt Karagulov
Script writers / Chingiz Aitmatov and Marat Sarulu (based on the novel by Chingiz Aitmatov And a day lasts longer then a century)
Photography / Kadyrzhan Kydyraliev
Art Director / Jamalbek Kozhakhmetov
Music / Bakyt Alisherov
Producer / Taalaibek Bapanov
Cast / Gulsara Azhibekova, Sayat Isembayev, Assel Sagatova

The base of this film is a history that took place in Kazakh steppe in the 10th century and which turned into a legend of mankurt. Warrior tribes Zhuan-Zhuan, enslaved young local warriors and turned them into some sort of zombies – mankurts, stripping them off their memories. Then they forced them to tend cattle. The hero of the film – Zholoman – does not recognize either his beloved girl оr his mother. In the finale he aims an arrow at his mother…
12.09.2005
Director / Bakyt Karagulov
Born on 1950. In 1989 he graduated from National Film Academy in Moscow.

Filmography /
1985 Lunar Witch
1987 The First General, Stay in the Saddle
1989 Kyrgyzstan – 89
1991 The cry of Migrant Bird, Flowers of Life
1996 Snowstorm Substation, The Milky Way
2000 Intellectual Scythian
2004
Mother’s
DEUTSCH

Eine Liebestragödie vor dem historischen Hintergrund des Krieges zentralasiatischer Steppenvölker im 9. Jahrhundert (Chinesen gegen Kirgisen).
Es geht um die Brutalität der Macht und den Widerstand der Opfer. Folter, so lange bis alles vergessen ist und damit die Versklavung einfach wird.

Als Basis dient Tschingis Aitmatows "Ein Tag ist länger als ein Leben". Der Film zeigt auch die Schönheit Kirgisiens, etwa mit der alten Frau, die, den Sohn suchend, auf einem Kamel durch die Weiten des Landes galoppiert.
Titel The Mother's lament of Mankurt
Land Kirgisistan
Länge 70 min.
Jahr 2004
Regie Bakyt Karagulov
Kamera Kadirjan Kidiraliev
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 ENGLISH

   
Titles BORANLY BEKET
SNOWSTORMY STATION
Main Director BAKYT KARAGULOV
Year 1996
Length 99 Minutes
Countries Kirghizia
Genre  
Series  

Actors KAUKEN KENSHETAEV
ABDRASCHIT ABDRAKMANOV
GULSARA ASHIBEKOVA
GULNIZAT OMAROVA
ERSAIM GOLOBAEV
BAKYT KARAGULOV
Directors BAKYT KARAGULOV
Director Of Photography CHAZAN KYDYRALIEV
Composer MURATBEK BUGALIEV
Author CHINGIZ AITMATOV
Companies KIRGHIZ NATIONAL OIL CO.
KATHARSIS STUDIO
Movie Posters BORANLY BEKET
Additional Information  
Literary Sources Novel - BORANLY BEKET -
 

FİLM HAKKINDA YORUM:

Snowstormy Station

(BORANLY BEKET) ((KIRGHIZIAN))

By DAVID STRATTON
A Kirghiz National Oil Co./Katharsis Studio production. Produced by Talaj Kulmendeev, Sadyr Kurmankoshoev. (International sales: Sovexportfilm, Moscow.) Directed by Bakyt Karagulov. Screenplay, Marat Sarulu, Tschingiz Ajmatov  based on Ajmatov's novel.
 
Kasangap ... Kauken Kenshetaev
Edigej ... Abdraschit Abdrakmanov
Ukubala ... Gulsara Ashibekova
Zariba ... Gulnizat Omarova
Abdulschtalip ... Ersaim Golobaev
Sabitjan ... Bakyt Karagulov
 
Festival programmers on the lookout for unusual fare should check out this somber film from Kirghiz in which a well-regarded novel about the destruction of the environment and of traditional lifestyles has been brought respectfully to the screen.

The film focuses on the plight of people who lived on the shores of the Aral Sea, which has now disappeared due to environmental degradation; huge ships that once plied the sea now sit, incongruously, on the sand.

This is the backdrop to a story told in two time frames. In the present (in color), Kasangap, a prominent member of the Saryosek people who inhabit the region, has died; his friend, Edigej, wants to bury him in a traditional cemetery, but this has now been taken over as a military base, and the authorities won't permit the burial.

During the journey to the cemetery site, Edigej recalls the 1950s (in black-and-white), when the remote region was affected by Stalinism and one of his friends, Abdulschtalip, was executed by the Russians because he'd fought as a partisan in Yugoslavia during the war.

The story unfolds close to a busy railway line that provides an important link between the west and east of the old Soviet Union. But for the Saryosek people, whose lives have been irreversibly changed by events quite out of their control, the railway is an intrusion into a traditional lifestyle.

Despite modest production values and solemn pacing, "Snowstormy Station" casts its spell over the viewer.

Camera (color, B&W), Chazan Kydyraliev; editor, Rakaja Sharsehnova; music, Muratbek Bugaliev; sound, Osmonkul Abdibaitov. Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Panorama), Feb. 18, 1996. Running time: 99 MIN.

 


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