Centaur (2016 film)

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Film poster
Directed byAktan Abdykalykov
Written byAktan Abdykalykov
StarringAktan Abdykalykov
Release date
  • 28 December 2016 (2016-12-28) (France)
Running time
99 minutes

Centaur is a 2016 Kyrgyzstani drama film directed by Aktan Abdykalykov.[1] It was screened in the Panorama section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival and won the CICAE award.[2][3] It was selected as the Kyrgyz entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[4]



Outside Bishkek, a cinema projectionist named Centaur steals racehorses at night and sets them free.


  • Aktan Abdykalykov as Centaur
  • Nuraly Tursunkojoev as Nurberdi
  • Zarema Asanalieva as Maripa
  • Taalaikan Abazova as Sharapat
  • Ilim Kalmuratov as Sadyr
  • Bolot Tentimyshov as Karabay
  • Maksat Mamyrkanov as Teit

See also



  1. ^ "Centaur". Cineuropa. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Panorama 2017 Programme Complete". Berlinale. 25 January 2017. Archived from the original on 30 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Prizes of the Independent Juries". Berlinale. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  4. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (20 September 2017). "Oscars: Kyrgyzstan Selects 'Centaur' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 20 September 2017.