Ernest ABDYJAPAROV (1961, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) studied at the Institute for Russian language and culture and worked as a schoolteacher for five years. In 1988 he joined Kyrgyzfilm Studios. He worked as a production manager, a location manager, an editor and an assistant director. Since 1993 he directs films. Abdyjaparov won Kyrgyzstan’s national award for youth working in the field of cinema and TV in 2001.
(selection) Taranci (1995, short), Beket/Bus Stop (1995, short), Ostanovka (2000, short, co-dir), Saratan (2005), Boz salkyn/Pure Coolness (2007), Vlublenniy vor/Thief in Love (2009)
Ernest Abdyjaparov at IFFR