The First Rains of Spring
The First Rains of Spring

The First Rains of Spring

Director Sano Shinju, Yerlan Nurmukhambetov

Production year 2011

Length 85min.

Country Kazakhstan / Japan

SYNOPSIS

A shaman lives with a family amid an austere landscape extending between the Tien Shan mountains. A tale of rebirth and togetherness, poignant in its simplicity, framed by the boundless nature of Kazakhstan. 

Awards

Grand Prix | Eurasia IFF, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2011

CAST & CREW

Sano Shinju
Sano Shinju

Director

Producer

Sano Fuminobu, Murat Nugmanov

Script

Sano Shinju, Yerlan Nurmuhambetov

Director of Photography

Murat Nugmanov

Music by

Ai Kamachi

Sound

Vitali Tkachenko

Edit

Danila Mihailov

Cast

Askhat Sagindik, Aiguly Sarsenali, Alisher Sarsenali, Laura Dilydibaeva, Erlan Nurmuhambetov, Tamara Mukanova, Oleg Poltoratskif

Production company

Studio-D Japan

Sano Shinju

Born 1965. He was involved in cinema as an actor from early age. In 90’s went to Kazakhstan and got acquainted with the “Kazakh New wave” directors. He was the producer for 1995 Last Holiday, which won the Main Prize at the Rotterdam IFF and Golden Prize at the Tokio IFF. Also produced several renowned Kazakh films.


Filmography

The First Rains of Spring (2011).


Yerlan Nurmukhambetov
Yerlan Nurmukhambetov

Director

Yerlan Nurmukhambetov

Born 1974. In 2000 graduated from the T. Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts, as scriptwriter. He made several movies while studying, which were appreciated with awards. Works at the Kazakhfilm Studio (since 1997).


Filmography

Sunday (1999), Friday (2000), The Kidnapped Bride (2002), The Hunter Boy (2011), The First Rains of Spring (2011).

FILMS 2012