In 2004 Mirlan Abdykalykov graduated from Kyrgyz National State University, Journalism faculty. Prior to this, between 1990 and 2001, he played lead role in three films directed by Aktan Abdykalykov (Swing, The Adopted Son and The Chimp). 2010-2017 he worked as First assistant director at The Light Thief and Centaur by Aktan Arym Kubat. In 2010 debuted as film director with short fiction film Pencil Against Ants and in 2015 he made his first feature Heavenly Nomadic.
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