In accordance with the old nomadic tradition of bauryna salu, Yersultan was given at birth to his grandmother so that she could raise him. He…
Having graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts named after Temirbek Zhurgenov as a film director, Askhat Kuchinchirekov (b. 1982) started out his career as a lead cast in Sergey Dvortsevoy’s film Tulpan (2008, Un Certain Regard Award Winner at the 61st Cannes Film Festival). In 2013, Kuchinchirekov was awarded the Best Short Award at the Dubai International Film Festival and attended the Best Short Film Competition at the Tampere Film Festival with his first social drama, Benzin Bitti.
He spent the past three years working on his debut feature film, Bauryna Salu, named after a nomadic tradition whereby the firstborn child is given to the grandparents for them to look after instead of its parents.
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