Yermek Tursunov is a Kazakh novelist and award-winning filmmaker. His debut feature as writer and director,The Daughter-in-law (Kelin) (2009), premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. His 2012 feature The Old Man (2012) was Kazakhstan’s submission for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for a Russian Academy Award. It received two APSA nominations in 2013, for Best Cinematography and Best Actor. His other films as writer/director are Seven Days in May (2012), Kempyr (2014) and Kenzhe (2015). Tursunov has written many other feature films including Who are you, Mr Ka? (2010) and Late Love (2010). Famous for the many novels he has written, Tursunov has also translated many works of Kazakh literature.

Accolades

Yermek Tursunov
Achievement in Directing, 2015

Yermek Tursunov

Stranger (Zhat)
Achievement in Directing, 2015

Yermek Tursunov

Stranger (Zhat)

Yermek Tursunov is a Kazakh novelist and award-winning filmmaker. His debut feature as writer and director, The Daughter-in-law (Kelin), premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.…

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Films

Stranger
2015

Stranger (Zhat)

Kazakhstan
2015

Stranger (Zhat)

The film covers the events that took place in a small Kazakh village from the 1930s to the mid 1950s. The steppe is scourged by…

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