Eldar Kuliev, Kyrgyz Soviet screenwriter and author, Died at 65

Eldar Kaisynovich Kuliev was born on December 31, 1951, and died on January 14, 2017.

He was a Soviet film director and screenwriter.

Eldar Kuliev was born to the family of Kaisyn Kuliev, an acclaimed Balkar poet, in Frunze during the deportation of the Balkars to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan .

Eldar’s younger brother Alim Kouliev was a Russian-American actor living and working in Hollywood.

Eldar’s youngest brother Azamat Kuliev is a Russian painter living and working in Istanbul, Turkey.

He graduated from directing class of Aleksandr Zguridy at the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow.

Eldar Kuliev was married to a Russian poet Bella Akhmadulina.

With her they have a daughter Elizaveta Kulieva, a Russian poet.

Eldar Kuliev was a writer of original script for the TV miniseries The Wounded Stones, named after his father’s poetry book and developed at Dovzhenko Film Studios (USSR) in 1987.

Kuliev novel The Farewell Look, written in Russian, was translated to Balkar language and published in literary magazine Mingitau in Nalchik.

Kuliev could not publish any other novel or accomplish any film project in the USSR.

But, the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.

Eldar Kuliev could not continue his career as a result of a car accident and a subsequent serious illness.

Kuliev living in Moscow.

Eldar Kuliev passed away at 65 years old.