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With “Stranger,” Tursunov continues exploring the lives of Kazakh nomads.

We also present the exclusive trailer for Kazakhstan’s submission.

With “Stranger,” Tursunov continues exploring the lives of Kazakh nomads. Ilyas (Yerzhan Nurymbet, above) survived the famine of the 30s, Stalinist deportation and World War II by hiding in a cave and living off the land, but now tries to connect with the Soviet era villagers. Produced by Kanat Torebay for Tursunov Film, “Stranger” was written by Tursunov while studying at Moscow’s leading film school VGIK. Tursunov Film is handling world sales.

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