Hirokazu Kore-eda is one of Japan’s most highly regarded auteurs, a writer/director who also wrote for most his directorial works. His directorial debut Maborosi (1995)…
Dastan Zhapar Uulu graduated from Kyrgyz State University of Culture and Arts in the Theatre and Cinema Faculty in 2010 and that same year became a Member of Union of cinematographers of the Kyrgyz Republic. A Father’s Will marks his feature film debut as both a scriptwriter and director. His work as a cinematographer includes the documentaries Cradle of Happiness (2010), The Way to Mecca (2011) and The Lamp (2015) and feature film Affection (2013).
An honoured artist in his home country of Kyrgyzstan, Bakyt Mukul is an actor, writer and director. In 1991, he graduated from theatre school with a degree in drama and film acting. He is currently a member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Kyrgyz Republic. The already award-winning feature film A Father’s Will is his debut feature, which he wrote and directed together with Dastan Zhapar Uulu.
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