28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Sergey Dvortsevoy
original title: Tulpan
country: Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Poland
year: 2008
running time: 100 min.


A seemingly endless landscape of the Kazakh steppe is inhabited by families of shepherds living in modest yurts and their huge herds of sheep. Young Asa wants to start his own family and herd, and therefore woos the beautiful Tulpan, who refuses him because of his big ears. A humorous love story framed by melancholic shots of the fascinating Kazakh countryside is laced with many humorous and moving moments while depicting the difficulties of life of nomadic herders and the importance of family and community togetherness in difficult times. 

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director: Sergey Dvortsevoy
cast: Askhat Kuchinchirekov, Samal Yeslyamova, Ondasyn Besikbasov, Tulepbergen Baisakalov, Bereke Turganbayev
producer: Karl Baumgartner, Valerie Fischer, Sergey Melkumov
script: Gennady Ostrovskiy, Sergey Dvortsevoy
photography: Jola Dylewska
editing: Isabel Meier, Petar Markovic
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