Aktan Arym Kubat (Sakoulou, Kountouou, 1957) studied at the Kyrgyzstan Art Institute in Bishkek. After his graduation he started working as a production designer in the 1980s. He shot his first short film The Dog That Ran in 1990, and subsequently made seven other films, including his highly autobiographical trilogy with Sel’kincek (1993), Beshkempir (1998) and Maimil (2001). Notably Beshkempir won many awards, among them the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. In 2001 he was nominated for the European Film Academy Discovery Award. Arym Kubat is now working on his next film: Tanaris.
2010 The Light Thief (Svet-ake)
2001 Maimil (De aap)
1992 Where’s Your Home Snail? (Gde tvoy dom, ulitka?)
1997 Hassan Hussen
1995 Bus Stop (Beket)
1993 The Swing (Sel'kincek)
1990 The Dog That Ran (Bezhala Sobaka)