Bolotbek SHAMSHIEV
Болотбек ШАМШИЕВ
Bolotbek CHAMCHIEV
USSR, 1979, 96mn 
Colour, fiction
Early Cranes
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Ранние журавли

 

 Les Premières cigognes

 Rannie zhuravli

 
Directed by : Bolotbek SHAMSHIEV (Болотбек ШАМШИЕВ)
Writing credits : Chingiz AITMATOV (Чингиз АЙТМАТОВ), Bolotbek SHAMSHIEV (Болотбек ШАМШИЕВ)
Based on Chinguiz Aitmatov's eponymous novella.
 
Cast
Gulsara AZHIBEKOVA (Гульсара АЖИБЕКОВА) ...the mother
Emile BORONCHIEV (Эмиль БОРОНЧИЕВ) ...Sultanmurat
Suimenkul CHOKMOROV (Суйменкул ЧОКМОРОВ) ...the father
Azhdar IBRAGIMOV (Аждар ИБРАГИМОВ)
Sovetbek JUMADYLOV (Советбек ДЖУМАДЫЛОВ)
Sabira KUMUSHALIEVA (Сабира КУМУШАЛИЕВА)
 
Cinematography : Sergey TARASKIN (Сергей ТАРАСКИН)
Production design : Viktor AMELCHENKOV (Виктор АМЕЛЬЧЕНКОВ)
Music : Aleksandr KNAIFEL (Александр КНАЙФЕЛЬ)
Production : Lenfilm, Kirghizfilm
 

Awards :
Prize of the magazine "Zvezda Vostoka", IFF of Asian and African Countries in Tashkent, 1980 Main Prize to the best feature movie, All-Union Film Festival in Dushanbe, 1980

Plot synopsis
During the years of the Great Patriotic War the 14-year-old Sultanmurat and his friends lived in the hinterland in a small Kirghiz village. The boy is now the only man left in the family, all the rest have gone to the front. Together with his friends they save the horses, left unattended, from starvation.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2010