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Beshkempir: The Adopted Son

Beshkempir

Directed by Aktan Abdykalykov
Kyrgyzstan, 1998
Drama

Synopsis

The people of Kyrgyzstan have an ancient tradition: the parents of a large family offer a baby to a childless couple. One day, teenage Azate learns he is an adopted son. His once happy and carefree life is turned upside down.

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Beshkempir: The Adopted Son Directed by Aktan Abdykalykov

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

1999

Locarno International Film Festival

1998 | 4 wins including: Don Quixote Award

1998 | 2 special mentions including: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

1999

Tokyo International Film Festival

1998 | Special Mention: Asian Film Award

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