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Abdizhaparov, Ernest

Born: Bishkek (1961)
With a background in literature, Abdizhaparov was first a schoolteacher before joining Kirgisfilm Studio in 1988. He has since directed a series of short silent films that demonstrate the versatility of his talent. Particularly impressive is his exploration of how the spiritual can elevate ordinary interactions between people.


  • Passage/Bosogo, 2000;
  • Lullaby/Aldej, 2000
  • Bus Stop/Beket, 1995
  • Sparrow/Taranci , 1995; (also screenwriter)
  • I Worship the Spirit of Almanbet/Menin Pirim Almanbet, 1993