Russia / Germany / Kazakhstan / Poland / Switzerland, 2007, 100mn 
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Directed by : Sergey DVORTSEVOY (Сергей ДВОРЦЕВОЙ)
Writing credits : Sergey DVORTSEVOY (Сергей ДВОРЦЕВОЙ), Gennadi OSTROVSKY (Геннадий ОСТРОВСКИЙ)
Samal YESLYAMOVA (Самал ЕСЛЯМОВА) ...Tulipe
Cinematography : Jolanta DYLEWSKA (Иоланта ДЫЛЕВСКА)
Produced by : Sergey SELIANOV (Сергей СЕЛЬЯНОВ)
Companies : CTB, Slovo (Russie) / Pandora Film; Pallas Film (Allemagne / Cobra Film (Suisse)
Film revenue in Russia : 0.0017 million dollars
language kazakh/russe/anglais
Site : site du distributeur ARPSELECTION
Release date in France : 2009-03-04, Site

Awards :
Best film New Cinema Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2008
First prize Tokyo International Film Festival : TIFF, Tokyo (Japan), 2008
First prize The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2008
Best film, Un certain regard, Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2008
Best directing Sergey DVORTSEVOY , FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2008
First prize New Festival of Author`s Film, Belgrade (Serbia), 2008

DVD with subtitles
Editor : New Wave Films. 2010.
Subtitles : EN

Plot synopsis
Recently discharged from the navy, Asa arrives in the barren regions of southern Kazakhstan. The first thing one needs for life on the plains is a good wife, and this is what Asa attempts to find. Only one potential bride lives nearby, named Tulpan, but she refuses the match, claiming that Asa’s ears stick out too much. Meanwhile, he helps out at her sister’s farm, where she lives with her husband and their four children. But being a sailor doesn’t exactly prepare you for a shepherd’s life, and Asa’s ineptness in this field creates constant conflict with his unsympathetic brother-in-law.

Sergei Dvortsevoi : Tulpan (Tiul'pan, 2008), Peter HAMES,, 2008

Selected in the following festivals :
- Vesoul International Asiatic Film Festival, Vesoul (France), 2014
- Festival de films russes Kinorama au cinéma Royal de Biarritz, Biarritz (France), 2013
- Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Sao Paulo (Brazil ), 2012
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- FEMA / La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 2010
- International festival of independent cinema : BAFICI, Buenos Aires (Argentina), 2009
- Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil ), 2009
- Sofia International Film Festival, Sofia (Bulgaria), 2009
- Festival de Cinéma des trois Amériques FC3A, Montreal (Canada), 2009
- Hong-Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong (China), 2009
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2009
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2009-03-04
- International Festival of the First Film of Annonay, Annonay (France), 2009
- Angers Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (France), 2009
- Filmfestival Max Ophul Preis, Saarbrucken (Germany), 2009
- International Leipzig Festival for documentary and animated film, Leipzig (Germany), 2009
- Reykjavik International Film Festival, Reykjavik (Iceland ), 2009
- Trieste Film Festival, Trieste (Italy), 2009
- International Film Festival in Guadalajara : FICG, Guadalajara (Mexico), 2009
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2009
- Tromso International Film Festival : TIFF, Tromso (Norway), 2009
- Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival, Kustendorf (Serbia), 2009
- Ljubljana International Film Festival, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 2009
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2009
- Nyon International Documentary Film Festival "Visions du réel", Nyon (Switzerland), 2009
- Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbul (Turkey), 2009
- San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco (USA), 2009
- Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs (USA), 2009
- Santa Barbara International Film Festial : SBIFF, Santa Barbara (USA), 2009
- Clevelant International Film Festival, Cleveland (USA), 2009
- Film Festival Ghent, Ghent (Belgium), 2008
- New Cinema Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2008
- Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver (Canada), 2008
- Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2008
- International Film Festival in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn Noranda (Canada), 2008
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2008
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2008
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2008
- Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Tessaloniki (Greece), 2008
- Jerusalem International Film Festival, Jerusalem (Israel), 2008
- Tokyo International Film Festival : TIFF, Tokyo (Japan), 2008
- Warsaw Film Festival, Warsaw (Poland), 2008
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2008
- New Festival of Author`s Film, Belgrade (Serbia), 2008
- Dubai International Film Festival, Dubai (United Arab Emirates), 2008
- The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2008
- The New York Film Festival, New York (USA), 2008


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