Suleiman Mountain


The Main 5 Sun, Apr 22, 2018 9:30 PM
The Main 5 Wed, Apr 25, 2018 2:30 PM
The Main 5 Thu, Apr 26, 2018 4:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Sulayman too
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Spotlight: Chasms and Bridges
Emerging Filmmaker Award
Tags:Culture & Society
Family Drama
Women Directors
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2017
Runtime:101 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Antipode
Director:Elizaveta Stishova
Producer:Yelena Yatsura
Audrey Devyatkin
Victor Kuznetsov
Cinematographer:Tudor Vladimir Panduru
Screenwriter:Alisa Khmelnitskaya
Editor:Karolina Maciejewska
Principal Cast:Daniel Daiyerbekov
Perizat Ermanbetova
Asset Imangaliev
Turgunay Erkinbekova


A charismatic con man, his two wives and a long-lost son take an unconventional road trip across Kyrgyzstan in the surprising drama Suleiman Mountain. Shot in and around the mystical world heritage site of the Suleiman Mountain in Osh, their journey takes audiences into a colorful world of folk traditions and shamanistic healing rituals. Hoping to win her way back into the affections of her ne’er-do-well husband Karabas, Zhipara claims to have tracked down the son who disappeared years before. Karabas reluctantly agrees to take in Zhipara and the boy, much to the chagrin of his moody, younger, pregnant second wife.

Crammed together in a clunky, Soviet-era truck, this dysfunctional family clings to one another even as hardscrabble circumstances, and their own foibles, threaten to tear them apart. Luckily, Russian director Elizaveta Stishova also stitches some humor into this atypical family drama while displaying a clear-eyed affection for each of her flawed but deeply human characters.

Director Biography

Elizaveta Stishova Russian editor, director and actress Elizaveta Stishova is making her feature-directional debut with Suleiman Mountain. Prior to her first feature, she produced and edited the short Chayka in 2012. As an actress, she has appeared in the short film Pretty Close (’09).


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