From Cannes to Reykjavik, Zurich to Tokyo, London, New York, Dubai, India, Toronto and across the Asia Pacific, the verdict is unanimous! Sweeping through some of the world's most prestigious film festivals, Tulpan has bowled over critics, won an unrivalled collection of Best Film awards and astonished audiences with its extraordinary imagery, humanism and charm.
In his first full-length feature, celebrated filmmaker Sergey Dvortsevoy takes on the age-old boy meets girl love story but spins the narrative (and the audience) into a reverie set in an unseen yet strangely familiar world.
Our protagonist is Asa, a young sailor fresh from completing his military service in the Russian Navy, who arrives at the home of his sister, deep in the windswept 'hunger' steppes of Kazakhstan. Asa is desperate for a farm of his own, but before his brother-in-law will entrust him, he must find a wife. Unfortunately, the only eligible girl for miles is the beautiful Tulpan (Tulip). And she has other plans. For a start, she thinks Asa's ears are too big. And then there's his apparent awkwardness with manual labour and animal husbandry. What hope does he have of winning the girl of his dreams if his in-laws (and their adorable brood of youngsters) won't cut him a break?
The challenges that the undeterred Asa faces in his quest to fulfil his destiny set in the most extraordinary of landscapes makes for a cinema experience that is breathtaking, hilarious and moving in equal measure. From the birth of a lamb, the visual spectacle of a ravaging dust storm, to the joy of discovering first love under the endless beauty of the clear night sky, Tulpan will reinvigorate adventurous spirits as it transports you to another place; once there, you'll never want to ever leave.
Rating: (M) 105min
When: Film Club Screening
Sun 5th July - 4.30pm & 7.00pm
Prices: Adults $13.00; Concessions $10.00;
Nambour Civic Centre is a licensed venue - every person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (including movie sessions)
First Sunday of every month
Nambour Art-House Cinema Film Club
Nambour Civic Centre
Art House Cinema - members $8.50, visitors $13.00 (movie only)
Phone (07) 5475 7777
2009 Film Club Memberships - available now
Membership entitlements include:
*Discounted tickets to every movie -- adult tickets are normally $13, however when you show your membership card, you receive your ticket for $8.50
*2 free movie tickets -- these tickets can be used by you or you are welcome to invite a friend to use these free tickets at any session over the year, however they cannot be used on the first Sunday of each month which is Film Club Night
*Monthly newsletter -- posted to members at the end of each month which lists the movies and screening dates for the upcoming movies. The newsletter also has movie reviews and any information relevant for Film Club members
*Invitation to Film Club Nights -- on the first Sunday of each month we hold a special function for Film Club members which include a screening of an art-house movie and a catered get-together.
* Invitation to Film Discussion Groups - in-formal, fun discussions with like-minded movie goers
Phone us now to join - 5475 7777 (business hours) - or bring your membership form and payment along with you to the February Film Club Function
Yearly Subscription: $38 (Year: 1 March 08 - 28 February 09)
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