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Discover the treasures of international cinema through the analytical lens of two media industry professionals from Finland, Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki.

What sets this podcast apart is its straight-forward Finnish spirit, the varied guests from around the globe, whether industry professionals or fascinating people from the film's target country. Gain unique insights, knowledge and surprising looking glasses from the world of film.

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Aug 15, 2019

Kyrgyz film episode. The Adopted Son (Beshkempir) is a Kyrgyz coming-of-age story centered around the boy Beshkempir in a remote village. The film was selected as the Kyrgyz entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards.

We are joined in this episode by Baiaman and Kenny from Kyrgyzstan to explain all the cultural nuances of the film.

The Adopted Son is the film #13 out of 20 in The Flick Lab's International Cinema Challenge 2019. Join the adventure now! More info about the challenge.

The Adopted Son on IMDb

Beshkempir / Бешкемпир (1998). Directed by Aktan Abdykalykov (Aktan Arym Kubat). Starring Mirlan Abdykalykov, Adir Abilkassimov, Mirlan Cinkozoev, Albina Imasheva.