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THE FLY UP - still #1


US Premiere

Director: Marat Sarulu

Kyrgyzstan, 2002, 10 min

Shooting Format:35mm

Festival Year:2002

Category:Narrative Short

WINNER: Spirit Award

Cast:Ghapar Akylbekov, Assol Abdullina, Tynar Abdrazaeva, Mukhambet Toktobaev

Crew:Producer: Sain Gabdullin - Screenwriter: Marat Sarulu - Cinematographer: Kadyrjan Kydyraliev, Talant Akynbekov - Original Score: Natalya Vavylkina - Sound: Bakyt Niazaliev - Composer: Baktybek Alisherov - Production designer: Shaylobek Djekshenbaev

Sales:Art Studio Kumai, 13 Logvinenko st., Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 720040 - T: +996 312 662276 - F: +996 312 662868 / Firm Kino, 176 Al-Farabi, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 480067 - T/F: +007 3272 932978 / email:;;


A truly bold portrayal of a day in the life of a young man determined to realise humankind's dream, who sets out to conquer the laws of gravity with the aid of his own muscle-power and a self-made flying machine.

About the director

Born in Talas, Kyrgyzstan in 1957. Graduated in philology from Kyrgyz National University in Bishkek in 1980, subsequently studying at the Moscow Cinema Academy until 1984. He is co-writer of the international successful theatrical feature BESHKEMPIR. He lives in Bishkek where he works as writer and a director.

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