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Khamraev, Ali

Born: 19 May 1937 in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union (now Uzbekistan)
Ali Khamraev and Sergey Paradzhanov

A prominent director of the Soviet thaw generation, Khamraev's films resonate with the artistic adventurousness and intellectual curiosity of his sixties contemporaries Tarkovsky and Paradzhanov. After graduating from VGIK in 1961, he began a prolific career that was highlighted by several internationally renowned films, including White Cranes, Extraordinary Commissar, and The Seventh Bullet-- one of the most widely seen Central Asian films of all time. Beyond his native Uzbekistan, Khamraev also directed films in Tajikstan, Russia, and Afghanistan, and his belated return to directing-- Bo Ba Bu --was an Italian co-production that featured an eclectic cast of Central Asian characters to embody the former Soviet republics at the end of the last century.

Filmography

  • As director:
  • Bo Ba Bu, 1998;
  • The Garden of Desires/ Sad zhelanij, 1987;
  • I Remember You/ Ya tebya pomnyu, 1985;
  • The Wife from Vuadilya/ Nevesta iz Vuadilya, 1984;
  • Hot Summer in Kabul/ Zharkoye leto v Kabule, 1983;
  • The Bodyguard/ Telokhranitel, 1979;
  • Triptych/ Triptikh, 1978;
  • Gody bratstva i ispytanij. Uzbekistan 1941-1945, 1976;
  • Man Follows Birds/ Chelovek ukhodit za ptitsami, 1975;
  • The Worshipper/ Poklonnik, 1975;
  • Lenin and Uzbekistan/ Lenin i Uzbekistan, 1974; TV,
  • The Seventh Bullet/ Sedmaya pulya, 1972;
  • Fearless/Bez strakha, 1971;
  • Lenin i Turkestan, 1971; TV,
  • Extraordinary Commissar/ Chrezvychainyj komissar, 1970;
  • Kransye peski, 1968;
  • Babushka, pyati tysyach vnukov, 1967;
  • Dilorom, 1967;
  • White Cranes/ Belyye, belyye aisty, 1966;
  • Where Are You, My Zulfiya?/ Gde ty, moya Zulfiya?, 1964;
  • The First Confession/ Pervoye priznaniye, 1963;
  • Salom, 'Bahor'!, 1962;
  • Where There Is Much Sun/ Tam, gde mnogo solntsa, 1962
  • Short Storis About Children, That.../ Malenkiye istorij o detyakh, kotorye... ,
  • 1961;