Director: Sergey Dvortsevoy
Screenplay: Sergey Dvortsevoy, Gennadij Ostrowskij
Cinematographer: Jolanta Dylewska
Editing: Isabel Meier, Petar Markovic
Cast.: Ashkat Kuchinchirekov, Samal Yeslyamova, Ondasyn Besikbasov, Tulepbergen Baisakalov, Bereke Turganbayev
Production: Pandora Film
13 rue Jean Mermoz
35 mm, Color, 100 min,
OV Kazakh, French subtitles
Un Certain regard - Cannes 2008
After having joined the navy for his military service, Asia goes back to his Kazakh steppes to live with his sister and brother-in-law, a sheep farmer. Asia dreams of a simple life: a family, a yurt and a flock…. But first of all he needs to get married. Choice is limited in such desert, and the only suitable woman is Tulpan who does not want him… because he has sticking our ears.
Tulpan, the debut feature film of renowned great documentary film maker Sergey Dvotsevoy, was shot “in the middle of nowhere” using comedy to portray the harsh life in the Kazakh steppes led by young people who are not yet attracted by the big city’s mirages and are still living a happy life among nature.