In 1957, Chinghiz Aitmatov, a young Kyrgyz student from the Moscow Literature Institute, destined to become one of the great writers of our time, arrives at a Kyrgyz village to receive the blessing of Say- akbay Karalayev, the famous narrator of the epic poem Manas. Looking back upon his life, Sayakbay recalls a number of historical events which took place throughout Kyrgyz and Soviet history.



Official Golden Globe Submission for Best Foreign Language Film - Kyrgyzstan

Genre: Drama

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Year: 2016

Duration: 120 minutes

Director: Ernest Abdyjaparov

Language(s):  Kyrgyz

Subtitles: English subtitles

Producer(s): Samatbek Ibraev, Suyumkan Sulaymanova

Screenplay: Ernest Abdyjaparov

Cinematographer:  Hasan Kydyraliev

Editor: Aizaada Omuralieva

Sound: Bakyt Niyazaliev

Music:  Muratbek Begaliev

Principal Cast:  Marat Janteliev, Eldar Aitmatov, Baktybek Nurmat uulu, Umot Doolotov, Tynara Abdrazaeva

Dates & Times: November 1, 2017 6:00 PM

Followed by Q&A

Plays In:  ArcLight Cinemas - Culver City

Eventbrite - Asian World Film Festival - SAYAKBAY - Kyrgyzstan