Serious Kazakhstani Drama

If your idea of a Kazakhstani filmmaker is named Borat, maybe you should watch The Crying Steppe, a new historical drama directed by a real Kazakhstani, Marina Kunarova.

The Crying Steppe is set in the real Kazakhstan of the 1920s and 1930s, when millions of people died from hunger as the result of Soviet repression. In the film, an eagle hunter and his wife attempt to save their family and neighbors from the genocide.

Unlike Borat’s mix of Hebrew, Bulgarian and Romanian, Kunarova’s film is in Kazakh, with English subtitles.

The Crying Steppe’s online world premiere is available for $7 to U.S. residents only, from tomorrow November 6, through Sunday, November 8.

You can buy your ticket and get more info at Eventbrite, after which you’ll receive a screening link via email.

The screening is presented by the Asian World Film Festival.

(Top photo source: IMDb)

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