Detroit Film Theatre


July 17-18-19 and July 24-25-26, 2009

 Detroit Film Theatre

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  • Film

(Kazakhstan/Germany/Russia/Switzerland/2008 – directed by Sergey Dvortsevoy)


One of the most enthusiastically welcomed directorial debuts of the year may at first not sound like the basis for a rousing, crowd-pleasing entertainment; nevertheless, the elegant, richly insightful and warmly funny Tulpan – a love story that blossoms unexpectedly in the extended family of a herdsman raising goats on the steppes of Kazakhstan – has been a surprise smash hit with audiences from Cannes to Toronto to New York, where The Village Voice called it “astonishing and spectacular,” and Entertainment Weekly described it as “a triumphant and tenderly observed debut feature from director Sergey Dvortsevoy.” Rich with humor, remarkably delicate, and filled with finely drawn and surprisingly accessible performances, Tulpan is at once an engrossing and immediately recognizable tale of the joys and trials of domestic life, as well as a visually magnificent window into a culture both unfamiliar yet universal. See it and remember with pleasure that this is what movies can do. In Kazakh and Russian with English subtitles. (100 min.)


“Critics’ Pick! A sweetly comic coming-of-age story… something of a miracle.” -A.O. Scott, The New York Times


July 17 and 18 @ 7:00 p.m., July 19 @ 2:00 p.m.

July 24 and 25 @ 9:30 p.m., July 26 @ 4:00 p.m.




Tulpan official website