• Director:Marjoleine Boonstra
  • Writer:Celine Linssen
  • (Co-)producers:Volya Films Co-producer: OY Art
  • Partner(s):Netherlands Film Fund | Rotterdam Media Fund | Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation | MEDIA Programme | Cinema Development Fund
  • Length:85 minutes
  • Genre: Feature

Kurai, Kurai

Kurai, Kurai is a myth in modern dress set in an unfamiliar land where the rules we know don’t apply, and characterised by a desert landscape, the wind, and above all the ever rolling ‘kurai’ (tumbleweed), which takes us on a journey into the unknown. After he finds out that his lover, Vera, is pregnant but doesn’t know by whom, Emo goes on a journey. He leaves Vera and the city, to return to the land of his birth – the land of the kurai – to find out where he comes from and where he should go. This teaches Emo to take life as it comes, and he finally understands the riddle of the kurai. He comes home to find himself, as it were.


Crew

Director: Marjoleine Boonstra

Screenwriter: Celine Linssen

Producer: Volya Films

Co-producer: OY Art

Editor: Menno Boerema

Director of photography: Goert Giltaij

Sound engineer: Diego van Uden

Sound designer: Ranko Paukovic

Composer: Harry de Wit

Length

85 minutes

Year

2014

Genre

Fiction

Financiers

Netherlands Film Fund | Rotterdam Media Fund | Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation | MEDIA Programme | Cinema Development Fund

Festivals

Febiofest IFF 2015 | Vesoul IFF 2015 | Netherlands Film Festival 2014

Awards

Guimet Prize, Vesoul Asian IFF 2015 and the Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts in Paris. 

 

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