Kelin (2010) Trailer

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Trailer for the foreign drama Kelin, which screened at the 2010 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Looking like a fairy‐tale queen, Kelin (Gulsharat Zhubayeva) is about to be married. High in the Altai Mountains of Kazakhstan, her father bargains with two suitors who are each vying for her hand. Unfortunately, her true love, Mergyen (Kuandyk Kystykbaev), loses out to the richer bachelor, Baktashi (Erzhan Nurymbet). Before losing the competition however, Mergyen takes a blood oath to eventually claim Kelin for his own. In this prehistoric time, women are a valuable commodity and Kelin is the most beautiful and precious thing in their community.

Kelin is delivered to her husbandʹs family home, a yurt inhabited by his mother, Ene (Turakhan Sadykova), and his younger brother Kaini (Nurzhan Turganbaev). The young wife soon abandons herself to her husbandʹs caresses and learns that marriage, even to someone you didnʹt actually choose, has its rewards. Mesmerized by the power of her own sexuality, she comes to enjoy the nightly routine and smiles through her day – at least until Mergyen, comes back into her life.

Kelin is a passionate tale of love, betrayal, and survival. It is timeless, beautiful, and moving, all enhanced by the absence of words. Relying solely on visuals to tell this story, director Ermek Tursunov forces us to closely examine these extraordinary characters.

Duration
2 min 8 sec

Views
12,386

Posted On
February 18, 2010
Director
Ermek Tursunov

Writer
Ermek Tursunov

Studio
Independent

Release
February 9, 2010
Cast
Gulsharat Zhubyeva
Kuandyk Kystykbaev
Nurzhan Turganbayev
Erzhan Nurymbet
Turakhan Sadykova
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