Japanese-Kazakh film wins Grand Prix at Eurasia film festival

eurasia-film-festivalMOSCOW (Kyodo) — Japanese-Kazakh film “The First Rains of Spring” won the Grand Prix on Friday at the seventh Eurasia International Film Festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the Interfax news agency reported.

The film, jointly directed by Japan’s Shinju Sano and Kazakhstan’s Erlan Nurmuhambetov, depicts the life of a family living in the vast Kazakh wilderness near the Chinese border.

Sano expressed his joy, saying that the movie festival was the first occasion for the film to be shown to the public, according to reports by online Kazakh media.

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