Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Writers: Chingiz Aitmatov (story), Chingiz Aitmatov (screenplay)
Stars: Bolot Beyshenaliyev, Natalya Arinbasarova,Idris Nogajbayev
1966 - Venice Film Festival
The winner in the categories:
Best actress - Natalya Arinbasarova
“The world of “The First Teacher” was formed by the multiplication of the worlds of Chingiz Aitmatov, Akira Kurosawa and poet Pavel Vasilyev. (…) Compared to the lyric prose of Aitmatov, the temperature of “The First Teacher” is many degrees higher. I was led by the desire to shoot a red hot reality.” (A.S.Konchalovsky, “Elevated Deception” (“Vozvyshayushiy obman”,)M., 1999) ...