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