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Shinarbaev, Ermek

Born: 1953 (Alma-Ata, Soviet Union (now Almaty, Kazakhstan)
Like so many of his contemporaries, Shinarkbaev graduated from VGIK with a degree in film directing. A progenitor of the "New Kazakh Wave", his films marked an aesthetic and intellectual "opening up" of late Soviet culture, depicting bohemian restlessness in the internationally renowned Azghyin ushtykzyn azaby, and exercising an unconventional narrative style, particularly in the expansively thematic Mest.


  • Tender Heart/ Alciz Shurek, 1994;
  • The Place on the Grey Triangle Hat/ Azghyin ushtykzyn'azaby, 1993;
  • Revenge/ Mest, 1989;
  • Out of the FOrest to the Glade/ Vyjti iz lesa na polyanu, 1987;
  • My Sister Lucy/ Sestra moya, Lyusya, 1985; TV,
  • The Beauty Is Morning, 1982;
  • Trans-Siberian Express/ Transsibirskij ekspress, 1977; (assistant director only)