Kurai Kurai: Tales on the Wind

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    Kurai Kurai: Tales on the Wind

    Koeraaj Koeraaj

    Directed by

    Netherlands, Kyrgyzstan

    2014

    85 min

    • Russian
    • Kyrgyz

    Drama

    KURAI KURA: TALES ON THE WIND is a myth in modern dress set in an unfamiliar land where the rules we know don't apply. We follow Emo, as he runs away from lies, into a journey that brings him to many characters who tell him their story. Emo will realize he is like the kurai as he takes something with him, while he leaves something behind.

    Awards

    • Guimet Prize - Vesoul Asian IFF

    Credits

    Cast
    Talgat Kelimbetov
    Tatiana Gorobchenko
    Taynar Abdrazaeva
    Aman Mambetakunov
    Screenplay
    Marjoleine Boonstra
    CĂ©line Linssen
    Cinematography
    Goert Giltaij
    Editing
    Menno Boerema
    Music
    Harry de Wit
    Sales
    UDI - URBAN DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    VOLYA FILMS
    Production
    CASSETTE FOR TIMESCAPES
    Marjoleine Boonstra

    Marjoleine Boonstra

    Netherlands

    Marjoleine Boonstra studied at art-academy Minerva in Groningen and at film school in Amsterdam. She works as a photographer and filmmaker and has made documentaries and fiction films as well as video-installations for museums of modern art. Central to her work is a deep interest in human life and a keen eye for simple details of how people cope in their difficult circumstances. This has resulted in concise and strong films about people all over the world that have been awarded at several festivals. One eye-catching detail is the sleeping of people that returns both in her films and photography. Marjoleinee Boonstra's work has been shown at museums, art galleries and film festivals in The Netherlands and abroad. Her work has received several prizes. She is mentor master-study film academy NFTVA Amsterdam, coaching several film projects and tutor at IDFA workshop 2014 and 2015 and Jury member IDFA 2016.