Zhipara is a poor woman making a living as a shaman. When she finds her long lost son Uluk at an orphanage, she contacts the boy’s father, Karabas. He is a heavy-drinking con man and gambler, currently living with his pregnant second wife. Despite a far from perfect family reunion, the strange foursome join forces and move into Karabas’ decaying van. SULEIMAN MOUNTAIN is a dramedy road movie about a dysfunctional family, and provides a fascinating insight into the culture and folklore of rural Kyrgyzstan.
SULEIMAN MOUNTAIN is in our main competition programme for international fiction, Cinema Extraordinaire.
Elizaveta Stishova (Russia, 1980) SULEIMAN MOUNTAIN is her first feature film.