Mythological Drama – HD – Color – 89min. – Cinemascope – Dolby SRD, 2016
Kyrgyzstan / France / Germany / Netherlands / Japan

A Kyrgyz-French-German-Dutch-Japanese co-production between:

OY ART (Altynai Koichumanova / KG)
A.S.A.P. Films (Cedomir Kolar, Marc Baschet, Danis Tanovic / FR)
PALLAS FILM (Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel / DE)
Kyrgyzfilm Studio (Gulmiera Kerimova / KG)
Volya Films (Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts / NL)

Bitters End (Yûji Sadai / JP)

with participation:

supported by:
MDM – Central German Media Promotion,
The Netherlands Film Fund,
Aide Aux Cinémas du Monde – CNC

World Sales: The Match Factory

Distribution: Neue Visionen Filmverleih

Authors: Aktan Arym Kubat & Ernest Abdyjaparov

Director: Aktan Arym Kubat


Centaur is a quiet, small and modest man, a loving father of a little boy that has never spoken a word and the husband of young, deaf-mute Maripa. Together they lead a simple life in a small village of Kyrgyzstan. Centaur is above all a respected man among his neighbours, a man beyond any suspicion, but he has a belief deeply rooted inside him. He still believes that Kyrgyz people once united and invincible thanks to their horses, have been punished by Heavens for misusing that power to achieve their mercenary goals; Beyond any suspicion, Centaur becomes a horse thief, as he thinks only a genuine racer riding at night and praying for forgiveness can write off the curse. But his well-hidden secret cannot be kept for long. When the truth shines, he will need to decide the destiny of his family, co-villagers and his own.

Actor / Actress: Role:
Nurali Tursunkojoev Nurberdi
Zarema Asanalieva Maripa
Aktan Arym Kubat Centaur
Taalaikan Abazova Sharapat
Ilim Kalmuratov Sadyr
Bolot Tentimyshov Karabay
Maksat Mamyrkanov Teit

Director: Aktan Arym Kubat

Written by: Aktan Arym Kubat & Ernest Abdyjaparov

Director of Photography: Hassan Kydryraliev

Editing: Petar Markovic

Composer: Andre Matthias

Sound: Gerben Kokmeijer

Re-Recording Mixer: Matthias Schwab

Sound Design: Manuel Laval

Production Design: Adis Seitaliev

Costum: Inara Abdieva

Co-producers: Martin Hampel, Danis Tanovic, Yûji Sadai, Fleur Knopperts, Gulmira Kerimova

Producers: Altynai Koichumanova, Cedomir Kolar, Thanassis Karathanos, Marc Baschet, Denis Vaslin

world premiere:
10. February 2017   67. International Filmfestspiele Berlin

winner, Best Film, Ak Ilbirs Awards
winner, Best Director (Aktan Arym Kubat), Ak Ilbirs Awards
winner, Best Screenplay (Aktan Arym Kubat, Ernest Abdyjaparov), Ak Ilbirs Awards
winner, Best Actress (Taalaikan Abazova), Ak Ilbirs Awards
winner, Best Cinematopraphy (Khasan Kydyraliyev), Festival Autorskog Filma
winner, Award of the President of the Republic of Belarus for humanism and spirituality in cinema, Minsk International Film Festival Listapad
winner of the CANVAS Award, Best Film, International MOOOV Film Festival
winner of the CICAE Art Cinema Award (Panorama), 67th International Film Festival Berlin
winner, Snow Leopard for best actor (Aktan Arym Kubat), Asian World Film Festival, 2017

MOOOV Filmfestival 2017, Belgien
Karlovy Vary 2017, CZ
Jerusalem FF 2017, IL
Neiße Film Festival, D
Fünf Seen Film Festival, D
Transatlantyk FF 2017, PL
AWFF – Asian World Film Festival, Süd-Korea
Festival Autorskog Filma, Serbien
Minsk International Film Festival Listapad