Mother's Heaven
Mother's Heaven

Mother's Heaven

Director Aktan Arym Kubat

Production year 2011

Length 82min.

Country Kazakhstan


In rural Kazakhstan, a poverty-stricken family struggles to cope with the strains of everyday life. As a result, the father of two young boys, Amir and Serikbai, leaves for Russia in search of work. The boys begin to witness various household items being sold off and soon come to learn that their mother has turned to prostitution to make ends meet.


Grand Prix | East-West IFF, Orenburg, Russia, 2012

Special Prize | GoEast IFF, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2012

Best film | Cheboksarian IFF, Russia, 2012


Aktan Arym Kubat
Aktan Arym Kubat



Sergey Azimov


Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Director of Photography

Rafik Galeev

Production designer

Erkin Saliyev

Music by

Renat Gaisyn


Sergey Lobanov


Kubik studio


Olga Landina, Mikhail Zhigalov, Nataliya Arinbasarova, Sergey Gerghert, Amir Baimolda, Zhan Baizhanbaev

Production company(ies)

anaris Production Kazakhstan

Aktan Arym Kubat

Բorn 1957 Sakoulou, Kyrgyzstan․ Film director, Academician of the National Motion Picture Academy of KG, acting member of the European Academy of Arts, People's Artist of KG, Laureate of National Prize of KG named after Toktogul. From 1976 to 1980 studied at Kyrgyz State Academy. From 1980 worked as Art director and director of feature films at Kyrgyzfilm Studio. In 1998 opened his own production studio Beshkempir. Starting from 2004 is an art-director of Oy ART Studio.


The Dog Was Running (1990), Where Is Your Home, Snail? (1992), Bus Stop (1995), Hassan Hussen (1997), The Adopted Son (1998), The Chimp (2001), The Light Thief (2010), Mother’s Paradise (2011).

FILMS 2012