THE DIAMOND SWORD

THE DIAMOND SWORD

Kazakhstan, 2016, 133 min.
Production: Kazakhfilm, CentauRus Rustem Abdrashev Production
Language: Kazakh
Format: DCP

Scriptwriters: Smagul Yelubai, Timur Zhaksylykov, Rustem Abdrashev. Based on motives of the novel by Ilyas Esenberlin “Diamond Sword”
Director: Rustem Abdrashev
DoP: Sapar Koichumanov, Alexander Plotnikov, Andrei Maslov
Production Design: Omirzak Shmanov, Sabit Kurmanbekov, Yedil Nusipov
Composer: Abulkhair Zharaskan
Producer: Inkar Abdrash
Cast: Kairat Kemalov, Yerkebulan Daiyrov, Doskhan Zholzhaksynov, Isbek Abilmazhinov, Ayan Otepbergen, Meirgat Amangeldin, Niyazbek Shaisultanov

15th century. In the Great Steppe a new ethnos is born: the Kazakhs. And a new state emerges on the map of the world: the Kazakh khanate.

Rustem Abdrashev
Born in Alma-Ata in 1970. Filmmaker, screenwriter. Graduated from the Gogol Art School in Almaty (1988) as stage designer, from the art faculty of the Film Institute VGIK (class of L. Shengelaya, 1993).

2014 Breaking the Closed Circle
2013 The Leader’s Path. River of Fire. Iron Mountain
2011 Astana, My Heart (almanac)
2011 The Sky of my Childhood
2008 A Gift to Stalin
2007 Patchwork Quilt
2004 Renaissance Island