The Education of a Man
Director: Ousmane Saparov
Script: Ousmane Saparov, Iazguel Dy'Seidov, Tchary Yapan
Cinematographer: Nouriadgy Chamoukhamedov
Music: N. Khamadedov
Cast: B. Kourbandourdyev, A. Dovletov, D. Oraiev, G. Kerimova
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35 mm, Color, 80 min,
Mannheim Film Festival Grand Prize
Jury Spezial Mention at Laon's Young Audience Film Festival
Golden Prize at 12th Moscow Children Film
8 years old boy Tchaman lives amidst women and takes after them. His father decides to educate Tchaman as a man and sends him off to the far mountains. Life there is harsh: climate, loneliness, fright will bring the boy to tears. Luckily the grabd-father will be of some help and support. Tchaman will get used to his new life and to the animals he has to take care of.
Education of a Man has been entirely shot in Kyrgyzstan.
More than a simple fiction, the movie has a documentary approach and shows life in Central Asia desert. Added to those exotic pictures, a few notes of great humour!