Murat Aliyev is a multi-award winning cinematographer born in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.
Aliyev received the Best Cinematography prize for the epic drama Queen of the Mountains (Kurmanjan datka) (2014) from both the Kyrgyz Republic’s Ak Ilbirs National Film Awards and the Tiburon International Film Festival where the film also won Best Film.  Aliyev was nominated in 2012 for the APSA Achievement in Cinematography for Ermek Tursunov’s The Old Man (Shal) (2012). Stranger (2015) is his third collaboration with Tursunov following 2008’s Kelin. Aliyev’s cinematography credits include 2011 winner of Russia’s Nika Award for Best Film of the CIS and Baltics, Through the Eyes of a Ghost, Border (2011), The Uranium Typhoon (2010) and Petrarka’s Readings (2007).

Accolades

Murat Aliyev
Best Cinematography, 2015

Murat Aliyev

Best Cinematography, 2015

Murat Aliyev

Stranger (Zhat)

Murat Aliyev is a multi-award winning cinematographer born in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. Earlier this year, Aliyev received the Best Cinematography prize for the epic…

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Murat Aliyev
Best Cinematography, 2013

Murat Aliyev

Best Cinematography, 2013

Murat Aliyev

The Old Man (Shal)

Born in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan in 1948, Murat Aliyev graduated from the film operator faculty of the VGIK film school in Moscow in 1979…

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Films

The Old Man
2013

The Old Man (Shal)

Kazakhstan
2013

The Old Man (Shal)

A story inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea but set instead on the endless earthen ocean of the central Asian steppe,…

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Stranger
2015

Stranger (Zhat)

Kazakhstan
2015

Stranger (Zhat)

The film covers the events that took place in a small Kazakh village from the 1930s to the mid 1950s. The steppe is scourged by…

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