Russia / Germany / France / Kazakhstan, 2008, 84mn 
Colour, fiction
Songs From The Southern Seas
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Песнь южных морей


 Chant des mers du sud

 Piesn yuzhnykh morey

Other titles : Семья / The Family
Directed by : Marat SARULU (Марат САРУЛУ)
Writing credits : Marat SARULU (Марат САРУЛУ)
Irina AGEYKINA (Ирина АГЕЙКИНА) ...Maria
Anna DANILOVA (Анна ДАНИЛОВА) ...Secrétaire
Vladimir YAVORSKY (Владимир ЯВОРСКИЙ)
Andrey YEGOROV (Андрей ЕГОРОВ)
Cinematography : Georgi BERIDZE (Георгий БЕРИДЗЕ)
Music : Andrey SIGLE (Андрей СИГЛЕ)
Produced by : Sain GABDULIN (Саин ГАБДУЛЛИН), Yuri OBUKHOV (Юрий ОБУХОВ), Aleksey RYAZANTSEV (Алексей РЯЗАНЦЕВ)
Production : Karo Production (КАРО Продакшнкин), Kino (Кино), Kinoproba (КиноПроба), Rohfilm, Arizona
format : 35 mm
Release date in France : 2010-02-17, Site

Plot synopsis
Ivan is Russian and his neighbour Assan is Kazakh. They live next door to each other in a small Kazakh village. When Ivan's wife gives birth to a "brown" boy, Ivan suspects that she has been cheating on him with Assan. This conflict remains between the families over the years to come. Father and son similarly agonise over their alienation from one another. Meanwhile the disheartened Assan withdraws further and further.
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Commentaries and bibliography
Marat Sarulu : Song from the Southern Seas (Pesn' iuzhnykh morei, 2008), Seth GRAHAM,, 2009

Selected in the following festivals :
- Vesoul International Asiatic Film Festival, Vesoul (France), 2022
- Festival de films russes Kinorama au cinéma Royal de Biarritz, Biarritz (France), 2013
- Festival de cinéma dans le cadre des journées européennes du livre russe, Paris (France), 2013
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2010-02-17
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2010
- International Film Festival Listapad, Minsk (Belarus), 2009
- Mons International Film Festival on Love, Mons (Belgium), 2009
- Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 2009
- Hong-Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong (China), 2009
- Copenhagen International Film Festival / CPH PIX, Copenhagen (Denmark), 2009
- Vesoul International Asiatic Film Festival, Vesoul (France), 2009
- Jerusalem International Film Festival, Jerusalem (Israel), 2009
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2009
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2009
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2009
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2009
- Annual Whitaker St Louis International Film Festival : SLIFF, Saint Louis (USA), 2009
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2008

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