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The Song of The Tree

The Song of The Tree

In a small village of nomads, there is a sacred tree, which holds the secrets of generations. The village is full of peace and grace. The young man (Esen) from a poor family is in love with the daughter (Begimay) of the main bai of the village. But her father despise the young man and humiliate him at every opportunity. One day Esen, angry after an unfair loss in the game, steals meat prepared for important guests, and gives it to his dog. There is a scandal in the village, it is impossible to cook another meal, there is no firewood. In order to cook the meat, they cut down the sacred tree. Everything changes overnight, chaos ensues.
Esen and Begimay run away. They will wander, be reborn, meet, make fateful actions and change their lives and the lives of their people.

Language
  • Kyrgyz
Runtime
93
Production Year
2018
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Russian Federation
Casts
Temirlan Smanbekov, Omurbek Izrailov, Saltanat Bakaeva
Production Company
Central Asia Film , Cinetrain
Premier Status
Asian Premiere
Festivals / Awards
  • 2018: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
  • 2019: Palm Springs International Film Festival, California, USA

Crew List

Director
Aibek Daiyrbekov
Screenwriter
Aibek Daiyrbekov
Screenwriter
Sadik Sher-Niyaz
DOP / Camera
Akzol Bekbolotov
Editor
Eldiar Madakim
Editor
Olga Grinshpun
Music
Zholdoshbek Apasov
Sound
Bakyt Niyazaliev
Sound
Evgeniy Gorainov
Production Designer
Maksat Bolotbekov
Producer
Tolkun Daiyrbekova
Producer
Andrei Epifanov
Producer
Tanya Petrik

Director/s

Aibek Daiyrbekov
Aibek Daiyrbekov
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Film Critic

Chaos breaking a holiness

Reza Saemi
Reza Saemi

In a small village of nomads, there is a sacred tree, which holds the secrets of generations. The village is very peaceful and serene. A young man, Esen, from a poor family is in love with Begimay, the daughter of the main lord – ‘bai’- of the village. But her father despises the young man and humiliates him at every opportunity. One day Esen, mad over losing an unfair game, steals meat prepared for important guests, and gives it to his dog. There is a scandal in the village, it is impossible to cook another meal, but there is no firewood. In order to cook the meat, they cut down the sacred tree -“Mazar”. Everything changes overnight, chaos ensues. Hard trials are coming for everyone. The nature generously gives goodness, but at times, it cruelly punishes those who don’t honor its laws. Esen and Begimay run away. They wander around, are reborn, take fateful actions and change their life and the lives of their people. “The Song of the Tree” is shot according to the legend based on the real events which were handed down many generations ago. It will tell about injustice, courage and a pure love.


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