Film historian, film critic


Born in Kyrgyz Republic of the USSR. Graduated from the film studies and screenwriting department of VGIK in Moscow. Honored Worker of Kyrgyz Culture. Kyrgyz Filmmakers’ Union, FIPRESCI and NETPAC member. Works for the Bishkek Cinema House at the Kyrgyz Ministry for Culture, Information and Tourism’s Cinema department. Program director of the CIS countries’ Young Cinema Forum “Umut”. Main editor and author of the website of the Cinema Development Fund kyrgyzcinema.com. She also writes for the “Forum” magazine (published by the Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation, Moscow), and online movie magazine Kinokultura.com. Author of the study “Kinostan Territory. Faces of Kyrgyz Cinema” (1999) and the book “Powerful Fragility and Cruel Art. Women in Kyrgyz Cinema” (2017).

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