Will Tulpan repeat the success from Cannes in Karlovy Vary? The winner of this year's Un Certain Regard section in Cannes, Tulpan, directed by Sergei Dvortsevoy, joins the East to West competition at the Karlovy Vary film festival.
Tulpan is a story of traditional sheep herders from the harsh Kazakh step. The main character, young Asa, desperately wants to follow in the footsteps of his relatives and have his own herd. In order to do that he has to marry a girl named Tulpan, who resents him because of his big ears. The movie combines dark humor with the drama of a disappearing part of the Kazakh culture