SULEIMAN MOUNTAIN

Kyrgyzstan

PRE-OPENING FILM

Panorama

Director: Elizaveta Stishova
Year: 2017
Duration: 101′
Language: Original Version / Spanish subtitles
Genre: Drama

Synopsis

Karabas (Asset Imangaliev) is a difficult man: a hard-gambling, hard-drinking, child-in-a-man’s body who puts only himself first in his family. When his wife #1, Zhipara (Perizat Ermanbetova), calls to tell him she has found their long-lost son, Uluk (Daniel Dayrbekov), Karabas rushes to her, much to the dismay of his much younger, pregnant wife #2, Turganbyubyu (Turgunai Erkinbekova). Soon the new family dynamics are stretched past their limits, and Karabas is caught between his old ways and the two women bearing his sons: one re-born and one yet to come. Now this unusual family must decide if they are to co-exist or tear each other apart as old wounds are ripped open and deception becomes the rule of the day. Shot on location in and around the mystic World Heritage Site of the Suleiman Mountain in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, SULEIMAN MOUNTAIN tells the coming of age story of a grown man who must first lose love in order to find it.

Director’s Biography

Elizaveta Stishova born in Moscow and graduated from the Russian GITIS Academy with an MA in Theater Direction. She was a disciple of V. Menshov in the higher courses for screenwriters and directors. In 2014, he participated in the Berlinale Talents.

Festivals and Awards

2018: Karlovy Vary: East of the West – Grand Prix


SCREENING

Wednesday 31st Oct
21:00h
CAIXAFORUM


SCREENING

Saturday 10th Oct
18:00h
CINEMES GIRONA