TULPAN
TULPAN


SYNOPSIS
Big ears can be a real problem, especially when you are not Prince Charles. Asa, our hero, never thought about it - unless he is going to marry...///////// After completing his naval service, young Asa travels back to the Kazakh steppe ehere his sister and her shepherd husband live a nomadic life. To start his new life, eager Asa must get married first before he can become a shepheard himself. Asa's only hope for marriage on the deserted steppe is Tulpan, the daughter of another shepherd family. Poor Asa is disappointed to learn that Tulpan doesn't like him because she thinks that his ears are too big. But Asa doesn't give up and he continues to dream of a life that may not be possible on the steppe...

DIRECTORSergey Dvortsevoy
YEAR2008
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSCannes Film Festival 2008: „Prix Un Certain Regard“
„Prix de la Jeunesse“ and "Prix de l'Education Nationale"
Zürich 2008: Golden Eye-Best Film
Reykjavik 2008: Discovery of the year
Maneki Brothers-Silver Camera 2008
Montreal 2008: Louve d'or-Best Feature Film Award
Tokyo 2008: Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix
BFI London 2008: Sutherland Trophy
Asian-Pacific Screen Award-Best Feature Film 2008
PRODUCERSproducers by Karl Baumgartner
Valerie Fischer (Cobra Film)
Gulnara Sarsenova
Bulat Galimgereyev (Eurasia Film)
Sergey Melkumov
Elena Yatsoura (Slovo)
Sergey Selyanov (CTB)
Henryk Romanowski (Filmcontract)
Thanassis Karathanos (Pallas)
Raimond Goebel (Pandora)
Doris Hepp (comis. editor ZDF)
Susann Wach-Rósza (comis. editor SF)
CO PRODUCTION WITHPandora Film in co-production wih Cobra Film (Switzerland)
Eurasia Film (Kazakhstan)
Film Company Slovo (Russia)
CTB Filmproduction (Russia)
Filmcontract (Poland)
Pallas Film (Halle
Germany) in association with ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel & ZDF/Arte
Schweizer Fernsehen
BiM Distribuzione
PRODUCTIONBohdan Graczyk
Jacek Dabrowski
SUPPORTED BYMedien und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg
Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
Polish Filminstitut
Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (BAK)
Russian Federal Agency of Culture and Cinema
MEDIA Development
WORLD SALESThe Match Factory
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORPandora Film Verleih
LENGTH100 min.
FORMAT35mm
colour
1:1.85
Dolby SRD
SHOOTING LOCATIONKazakhstan
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEkazakh and russian
CASTAskhat Kuchinchirekov (Asa)
Tulepbergen Baisakalov (Boni)
Samal Yeslyamova (Samal
Asa's Sister)
Ondasyn Besikbasov (Ondas
Samal's husband)
Bereke Turganbayev (Beke)
WRITERSSergei Dvortsevoy
Gennady Ostrovskiy
CASTING
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYJolanta Dylewska, psc
EDITINGPetar Markovic
Isabel Meier
MUSIC
SOUNDPeter Bräker
Olivier Dandre
Williams Schmit
Eric Tisserand
ART DIRECTIONRoger Martin
COSTUMESGaziza Korshiyeva
MAKE UP HAIRTomasz Matraszek
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