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Kazakhstan Selects Stranger for Foreign Language Category

Updated on: 27-Aug-2015 Views: 169 Views
The film by Ermek Tursunov, who was last nominated for an Academy Award in 2013, will premiere in Sept at the Toronto Film Festival.

The movie is the story of a young man, Ilyas, played by Yerzhan Nurymbet, who survived the famine of the 30s, Stalinist deportation and WWII by retreating in a cave to live off the land, and finds himself battling society in a bid to retain his freedom. Kazakhstan Selects Stranger for Foreign Language Category


His secluded and nomadic life has not prepared him for the dramatic developments in his Sovietera community, even though he tries his best to connect with the villagers.

Produced by Kanat Torebay for Tursunov movie, which is also handling world sales, the movie is based on a screenplay that Tursunov wrote while studying at Moscows leading movie school, VGIK.




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