Miami Beach Cinematheque. From Jun 12th through 14th, 2009.
The film Tulpan, Directed by Sergei Dvortsevoy in 2008, and featuring Tolepbergen Baisakalov, Ondas Besikbasov and Samal Esljamova, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque from June 12th through 14th at 7:10 and 9:00 p.m. in collaboration with Emerging Pictures.
Acclaimed Kazakh documentarian Sergey Dvortsevoy’s first narrative feature is a gorgeous mélange of tender comedy, ethnographic drama and wildlife extravaganza. Following his Russian naval service, young dreamer Asa returns to his sister’s nomadic brood on the desolate Hunger Steppe to begin a hardscrabble career as a shepherd. But before he can tend a flock of his own, Asa must win the hand of the only eligible bachelorette for miles – his alluringly mysterious neighbor Tulpan. Asa will stop at nothing to prove he is a worthy husband and herder. Tulpan’s gentle humor and stunning photography transport audiences to this singular, harshly beautiful region and its rapidly vanishing way of life. In Kazakh and Russian with English subtitles.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139