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Aro Recommended Tulpan


Kazakhstan 2008, 100 minutes
Dir. Sergey Dvortsevoy
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama

Topics: Peasantry.


Aroview: A goofy love story is eked out of this astonishing account of nomadic life, where a family not only survive but relish sheep and goat herding on the barren, windswept steppes of Kazakhstan.

Essentially a raw documentary given dramatic elements, in which the family’s uncle courts a prospective wife so he can start a farm of his own, the film stands alone as an eye-opening look at the hardships of farming the unforgiving terrain, however is far more spirited than its tough circumstances suggest. Enlivened by the naïve comic sensibility of its non-professional cast, this is also oddly thrilling as a feat of filmmaking; the environmental challenges something to marvel at.

NZ International Film Festival 2009

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DVD Features

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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