A journey based on tales of the wind, about life and death, through the land of the kuraï (tumbleweed), where nothing is as it seems.
A withered, thorny, uprooted bush rolls over the bare steppe. It's a kurai, a tumbleweed. It appears dead. But in this land nothing is what it seems. An old woman tells how she can still be surprised by the kurai. Like a young man, it leaves its seed on the plain. It brings messages from far away. It has been everywhere, and everywhere keeps its ear to the ground. It has taken much, and has left much behind.
79’ / 35mm / colour
Original title: KOERAAJ KOERAAJ
Dir: Marjoleine Boonstra
Prod: Volya Films (NL)
Co-prod: Cassette for Timescapes (BE)
Sc: Marjoleine Boonstra, Céline Linssen
D.O.P.: Goert Giltay
Completed: spring 2014
Cast: Talgat Kilimbaev, Tatiana Gorobchenko, Tynar Abdrazaeva, Aman Mambetakunov.
Prague International Film Festival - Febiofest
Montreal World Film Festival
Cottbus Film Festival
Mostra Sao Paulo International Film Festival
First feature film.
a.o. AMONG HORSES AND MEN (2012, doc), KEEP ON STEPPING (2012, doc), BELA BELA, WHAT KEEPS MANKIND ALIVE (2001, doc).
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