Experiencing Interruptions?

The road

A lonely watchman lives in a rocky cemetery near a small town. Obviously, his life among people did not work out, but here he found his peace.

  • Tolomush Zhanybekov
  • Tolomush Zhanybekov
  • Tolomush Zhanybekov
  • Rysbek Zhumabaev
    Key Cast
  • Amantur Adyranov
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University
Director Biography - Tolomush Zhanybekov

Director, screenwriter, editor. In 2021 he graduated from the Kyrgyz-Turkish University "Manas", Faculty of Communication, Radio, Television and Cinema."THE ROAD"(2022) fiction film. "A BIRDSONG" is the directorial debut in a documentary film.(2022)

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

Director Statement
This is my debut film as a film director. I first encountered death at the age of 19. Since then, for 6 years in a row, every year one of my close relatives died. Over and over again I had to go through the whole process of traditional burial. The fear of death intensified during the pandemic, when everyone was loosing loved ones.

At that moment, I decided to make a film and dedicate it to every loved one who passed away. I wanted to show fear, loneliness and emptiness surrounded by death.