Asa dreams of shepherding his own flock on the Kazakh steppe and seeks the companionship of Tulpan, the daughter of a neighbouring family. Tulpan, however, has dreams of her own, and Asa also discovers that he has a good deal to learn…
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Cinema without pretenses. Obviously, I don't know everything about the terrain, but it all rings true. It does not descend into sentimentalism or complete documentarism. It's the perfect mix of realism and drama. Films like this remind me why I love cinema and why cinema as art must be celebrated.
This is one of those films that just makes your heart melt. It's a brilliant piece of filmmaking and it feels like Dvortsevoy is not even trying. And it's beautiful. I feel like watching a storm from afar, unfurling through the kazakh steppe. 5/5
This is gonna be the third post from the last four that will consist the word "beautiful". Yes. Beautiful. And the second post from the last four that also has "funny" in it. Call me lazy. But it is true. Tulpan is such a beautiful film. And surprisingly funny right from the start.
Slow, cute, far from excessive in any way and beautifully shot. It takes it's time (meaning: it doesn't push it with unrealistic intensive happening) to give you a good picture of what life is about and how we are all dealing with the same difficulties in relationships with the closest people,in fulfilling our dreams and surviving the hard times and disappointments. I especially liked the subtle humor.
What a lovely film. Life on the Kazakh steppe is austere and harsh yet so charming and poetic in its simplicity and purity. Some filmmakers tend to over-romanticize the unfamiliar -- which I find rather condescending -- but this feels almost like a documentary. There is such love within the family depicted in "Tulpan" that it fills the barren landscape with warmth and light. Some of the imagery is unforgettable.
İlginç bir aşk hikayesi!
3. dünya savaşı olsa, radyo programları haricinde, bu arkadaşların yaşam tarzı hiç değişmeyecek. Kin Dza Dza ile aynı ortamda geçen bir film.
O çölün içinde yeşillenen aşk hikayesi, yüzünü bile görmediği kadını takip eden genç adam...
Seyredin, derim. Gerçekten güzel bir filmskaya.
Let's celebrate livestock!
This was a highly pleasurable experience.
The actors often give the impression that I am watching a "reality show" (a non-embarrassing one) and the camera placement and movement is spot-on.