THE NARRATOR САГЫНБАЙ МАНАСЧЫ

DIRECTOR ERNEST ABDYJAPAROV
Script ERNEST ABDYJAPAROV

Camera SANJAR ABDYJAPAROV

Design TOLGOBEK KOICHUMANOV

Music NURLAN ZHUNUSHOV, ERNEST ABDYJAPAROV

Cast ASKAT SULAIMANOV, OMURBEK IZRAILOV,
DOSBERGEN KOZUGULOV, TAALAIKAN ABAZOVA,
SAIRABU CHELEKEEVA

Producer AINAGUL TOKABAEVA

Production KYRGYZFILM STUDIO,
STUDIO ERNEST ABDYJAPAROV

Sales contact: STUDIO ERNEST ABDYJAPAROV

bozsalkyn40@gmail.com
Kyrgyzstan, 2022, 80’
3 October 15:45, Saturn IMAX #2
The Soviet government entrusted Ybrai Abdrakhmanov with transcribing Sagynbai Orozbakov’s version of the epic “Manas”, but then forgot about it. In the course of four years Ybrai succeeded in writing down only the first part of the trilogy because “Manas” was so voluminous. Upon learning of the formation of the independent Kyrgyz Republic, Abdrakhmanov decides to show his work to the new leaders in the hope of receiving financial support and promises Sagynbai honor and the end to his sufferings. However, the new authorities not only fail to honor the great hard workers, but do not even bother to listen to a passage from the story.

ERNEST ABDYJAPAROV

Born in 1961 in Frunze (now Bishkek), USSR. In 1983 he gradua-
ted from the Pedagogical Institute of Russian Language and Litera-
ture in Frunze. He was a chief editor of Kyrgyzfilm Studio and the secretary of the Filmmakers’ Uni-on of Kyrgyzstan. Since 1999, he has been the head of his own studio. Prize-winner of prestigious international film festivals. His filmography also includes “Sparrow” (1995, short), “Village Under Sky” (2004), “Pure Coolness” (2007), “Taxi and Telephone” (2013), “Sayakbai” (2017), etc. Chairman of the Jury of the IFF “Eurasian Bridge” feature films competition.