The First Teacher

The First Teacher (Russian: Первый учитель, romanizedPervyy uchitel) is a 1965 drama film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. It is his first full-length work, made after book by Chingiz Aitmatov.[2]

The first teacher
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Directed byAndrei Konchalovsky
Written byAndrei Konchalovsky
Chingiz Aitmatov
Boris Dobrodeev
StarringBolot Beyshenaliyev
Natalya Arinbasarova[1]
Music byVyacheslav Ovchinnikov
CinematographyGeorgy Rerberg
Edited byEva Ladyzhenskaya
Release date
  • 1965 (1965)
Running time
102 minutes
CountrySoviet Union


The action takes place in the years from 1924 all the way to the early 1950s in the Kurkureu village of the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic, which is now Kyrgyzstan.

The Russian Civil War ended not so long ago. Young Komsomol member and a former Red Army soldier Dyuyshen comes to the village as the new teacher of the village. His enthusiasm to bring new ideas immediately faces a centuries-old tradition of life in Central Asia. The former soldier tries to improve literacy to this far Moslem area while villagers didn't allow gỉrls to attend school. He then met Altynai, a 15-year-old illiterate girl who has a burning desire to study, but her aunt sells her to a powerful and wealthy chieftain. The school is burned down. The film ends with the promise of it being rebuilt using a centuries-old tree which had been a source of pride to the local population.


Prizes and awardsEdit


  1. ^ a b Аринбасарова Наталья Утевлевна.
  2. ^ "The First Teacher". Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Films: Bolot Beyshenaliyev". Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Natalya Arinbasarova". Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Idris Nogajbayev". Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Darkul Kuyukova". Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Jussi Awards for 1973". Retrieved 23 November 2015.

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