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Anyone who craves adventure, black humour, dark deeds, mysterious legends and mythical beasts, will find much to love in Centaur. A rare submission from Kyrgyzstan, Centaur revolves around the epic titular hero, who lives in the depths of the countryside, with his deaf-mute wife and son. Centaur has quite a bit of peace and quiet then, to dwell on his obsession with horses and specifically, the loss of Kyrgyz national pride and unity. As the two concepts become ever entwined in Centaur’s mind, he hatches a crazy scheme that will, in his mind, restore his countrymen to their state of former glory and power. First – he has to rustle a few horses… What could possibly go wrong?
2017 / Kyrgyz dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 89 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: PG
Contains: Strong Language and Requires Parental Guidance
Director: Aktan Arym Kubat
Producer: Altynai Koichumanova, Cedomir Kolar, Thanassis Karathanos, Marc Baschet, Denis Vaslin
Scriptwriter: Aktan Arym Kubat, Ernest Abdyjaparov
DOP: Khassan Kydyraliev
Editor: Petar Markovic
Composer: Andre Matthias
Cast: Nuraly Tursunkojoev, Zarema Asanalieva, Aktan Arym Kubat, Taalaikan Abazova, Ilim Kalmuratov