A FATHER’S WILL

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After living in the US for 15 years, Azat flies back to Kyrgyzstan to try and save the honor of his family by repaying his father’s debts to the villagers.



ORIGINAL TITLE: ‘Atanyn Kereezi’
DIRECTED BY: Dastan Zhapar Uuulu, Bakyt Mukul
CAST: Iman Mukul, Tynar Abdrazaeva, Aisanat Edigeeva
GENRE: Drama, Social issues, First film
COUNTRIES: Kyrgyzstan
LANGUAGES: Kyrgyz
DURATION: 112′
PRODUCTION: Kyrgyzfilm, Elfilm Studio
YEAR: 2016
STATUS: Completed
FESTIVALS & AWARDS: Academy Awards – Kyrgyzstan’s Official Entry | Golden Globe Awards – Kyrgyzstan’s Official Submission | Montréal World Film Festival – Best First Feature film | Eurasia International Film Festival – Tulpar Award, Best Central Asia film | Minsk International Film Festival – Special prize of the CIS Executive Committee “Cinema without Borders” | Nika Awards – Nominated Best Film of CIS and Baltics | Durban International Film Festival – Best Feature Film | Asian World Film Festival – Official Selection | Lucania Film Festival – Best Feature Film | Asia Pacific Screen Awards – Nominated Best Screenplay | International Bosphorus Film Festival – Official Selection