Animal Husbandry and Marriage in Kazakhstan: Tulpan
When: February 27, 2009, 7 pm
Director: Sergey Dvorsevoy
Length: 100 mins.
Introduced by: Sergei Novikov
Celebrated Kazakh documentary filmmaker Sergey Dvorsevoy won the Prix Un Certain Regard at Cannes for this, his first dramatic feature. Astonishing in its simplicity and for its intimate depiction of rural life, the film is also surprisingly funny – a humor that is far removed from that of the more popular but utterly false portrayal of Kazakhstan in Borat. Asa is a young nomad who, having completed his military service, wants to return home and become a sheep farmer. The problem is he must first be married and the only eligible woman within many miles is not interested. Co-sponsored by the International Cinema Series. Professor Sergei Novikov, who teaches Russian film at Eckerd College, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.
Interview with the Director following a screening at the New York Film Festival (beware of possible “spoilers”):
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