65 min

Post production

Atirkül in the Land of Real Men

Directing: Janyl Jusupjan


In Central Asia, buzkashi has been a war game for nomads since time immemorial. It is played on horseback and remains the favorite pastime of Kyrgyz men. Also, a good buzkashi horse is an important status symbol and may bring fortune. Atirkül is a delicate Muslim businesswoman who is passionate about horses. She decides to enter this rough world of tough men. By walking away from the life of a perfect housewife, she follows the call of the wild but also her quest for success, with varying results...
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