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Films & Schedules - Tulpan

Fri, Feb 20, 2009
at 6 PM (WH)


DIRECTOR: Sergei Dvortsevoy - Kazakhstan

Dvortsevoy's charming tale centers on Asa, a Kazakh sailor who returns home dreaming of a life as a shepherd on the windswept and remote plains of the Kazakh steppe.  Asa's stoic brother-in-law holds back on giving him his own flock until Asa finds a wife, but there is only one girl (Tulpan) of marrying age, and she rejects him.  Her dreams are of the big city, not settling down with the boastful seaman whose ears are too big.  Filled with simple grandeur of the land and its animals, Dvortsevoy's film is a humorous and thoroughly engaging portrait of life in rural Kazakhstan.  Winner of the Prix Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival and this year's Kazak submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. 

First feature film

WH     100 Minutes    

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