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Narliev, Khodzhakuli

Born: 21 January 1937 (Ashkhabad, Soviet Union (now Ashgabat, Turkmenistan))
Considered the godfather of Turkmeni cinema, Narliev was trained as a cinematographer and shot several films before directing his own. After making documentaries for Turkmenfilm studios, he directed Celovek za bortom, his first fiction film. Nevestka-- a lovely, bittersweet evocation of memory and longing-- is one of the great films of Turkmeni cinema. Narliev continued to direct, act, and write for the screen, and currently serves as first secretary of the Film Union of Turkmenistan.
  • Nevestka - Winner, Locarno Film Festival
  • Filmography:

    • Mankurt, 1990)
    • Fregy, Who Was Separated From Happiness/ Fragi - Razluchyonnyj so schastyem, 1984; (also screenwriter)
    • Karakum: 45 degrees in the Shad/ Karakumy, 45 v teni, 1982; (also screenwriter)
    • Jamal Tree/ Derevo Dzhamali, 1981; (also screenwriter, actor)
    • Be Able To Say No/ Umej skazat'net!, 1976
    • The Daughter-In-Law/ Nevestka, 1972;
    • Man Overboard/ Celovek za bortom, 1969
    • Utolyeniye zhazhdy, 1968; (cinematographer only)
    • Competition, The , 1963; (cinematographer only)