/ 1998 / No dialogue/ B&W / 35mm / 20 min
Director, Script: Temirbek Birnazarov
Photography: Michael PetrovĘSound: Nikolai Bondarenko
Editing: Rosa Umaralieva
Production, Source: Soros Foundation
Bishkek 720000 apt. Gogolua 16-48 KYRGYZSTAN
Born in 1964. Graduated from the Institute of the Arts in Kazakhstan.
His films include the acclaimed Don't Cry Rhinoceros! (fiction)
and The Melody of Forgotten Island (1996). Devil Bridge
was screened at YIDFF'97 New Asian Currents and received Special Mention.
I was born in 1964 in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan. I come from a very big family
of ten children, my father a farmer and my mother a housewife. The
nature of our Motherland, the mountains, and my grandfather left a
strong influence on my creative works. My grandfather taught me to
love my land, my nation, and the very colorful traditions.
My works depict the whole of my life and the lives of my people. Jaiyk
is the first page in the big story about the life and culture of the
Kyrgyz people and their wonderful land, which they love and care about.