Walnut Tree


The Main 3 Sat, Apr 9, 2016 11:05 AM
The Main 3 Mon, Apr 11, 2016 5:15 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Mon, Apr 18, 2016 9:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Original Title:Zhangak tal
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Programs:- Asian Frontiers
Tags:Comedy Drama
Culture & Society
Asian Interest
Family Drama
Release Year:2015
Runtime:81 min
Festivals & Awards:New Currents Award - Busan International Film Festival
Special Mention - Vesoul Asian Film Festival
(with English subtitles)
Print Source:Kazakhfilm
Director:Yerlan Nurmukhambetov
Producer:Yerzhan Akhmetov
Cinematographer:Murat Nugmanov
Screenwriter:Yerlan Nurmukhambetov
Editor:Aibol Kasymzhanov
Composer:Sultan Abet
Principal Cast:Rustem Zhaniamanov
Balnur Asyl
Nurzhan Zhumanov
Asylbek Musabekov
Filmography:Debut Feature


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With large doses of humor and social realism, Yerlan Nurmukhambetov’s debut feature—winner of the New Current Award at the Busan International Film Festival—is a one-of-a-kind portrait of ordinary life in southern Kazakhstan. Walnut Tree tells the story of Gabit and Aisulu, two people in love who must define their own journey of courtship, marriage and family against a rich background of tradition and culture. Nurmukhambetov draws from his own experiences of growing up in a small village, blending satire with an open-hearted attitude toward human imperfection and the simple pleasures of life.