won the Prize of Un Certain Regard
at the Cannes Film Festival tonight in France, while Kurosawa Kiyoshi
's Tokyo Sonata
won the jury prize," reports indieWIRE
's Eugene Hernandez
, who lists winners of further UCR awards.
"Shy courtship, stark landscapes and a spirited supporting cast of livestock make Tulpan
a vivid, intensely enjoyable debut feature from former documentarian Sergei Dvortsevoi," writes Jonathan Romney
in Screen Daily
. "The Kazakhstan-set film hardly breaks new ground, in both setting and mood pitching its tent very close to The Story of the Weeping Camel
. But it similarly blends intimate, gentle fiction with a strong dose of ethnographic observation, to immensely charming effect."
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