Beshkempir (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama, Rural Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - France, Kyrgyz Republic  |  
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Aktan Abdykalykov made his directorial debut with this semi-autobiographical Kirghizian-French drama set in a rural Kirghizian village where young Adyr plays in the brick mudpits, takes an interest in a girl, and attends outdoor movie showings. However, Adyr's pals reject him when it's learned that he's adopted, and more dark clouds hover over Adyr after a death in the family. Filmed in black and white with color inserts, this film played in several 1998 film fests (Locarno, Montreal, Toronto).

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adoption, childhood, childhood-adventures, death, death-in-family, rejection