Berlinale

Songs from the Southern Seas (Pesni Juzhnykh Morej)

Synopsis (momentan nur in Englisch verfügbar)
Ivan is Russian and his neighbour Assan is Kazakh. They live next door to each other in a small Kazakh Village. When Ivan’s wife gives birth to a “brown” boy, Ivan suspects that she has been cheating on him with Assan. This conflict remains between the families over the years to come. Father and son similarly agonise over their alienation from one another. Meanwhile the disheartened Assan withdraws further and further. After generations of love and hatred they are all somehow related to each other, Russians with Kazakhs, Christians with Muslims, Europeans with Asians.


Weltpremiere
Eurasia Film Festival 2008

Festivals und Preise (Auswahl)
Pusan International Film Festival 2008
Film Festival Cottbus 2008
Nantes Festival des 3 Continents 2008
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Cines Del Sur Granada Film Festival 2009
Sarajevo Film Festival 2009
Best Lead Actress, Eurasia Film Festival 2008
NETPAC Award, Audience Award, Asiaticafilmmediale Rom 2008

Kasachstan 2008
Regie: Marat Saralu
Produktion: Kino Company (Kasachstan), Rohfilm (Deutschland), Kinoproba (Russland), Arizona Films (Frankreich)
Deutscher WCF-Partner: Rohfilm

Gefördert in der WCF-Jurysitzung im Oktober 2005
Fördersumme: 80.000 €