Chaika

2012. Feature Film

Synopsis

Chaika is a love story between a prostitute and a loser sailor, rebuilt between two seasons: the eternal winter of Siberia and the summer in the dusty steppes of Kazakhstan.

Young Tursyn comes back home to face what remains of his family: an old nomad about to die and a shipwrecked father. Both of them will bring back the vague memories that Tursyn has of his mother. Chaika is the adventure of joining those memories that life left scattered in the most hidden paramo, almost in the end of the world.

Feature Film

Director: Miguel Angel Jiménez.
Screenplay: Miguel Angel Jiménez, Luis Moya.
Production: Kinoskopik, Cinetech Ltd. (Georgia), Ibrus (Russia)
Distributor in Spain: Banatu Filmak.
Sales Agent: Media Luna.
With the support of Eurimages, Media, ICAA, Basque Government, ETB, Georgian National Film Center.

FESTIVALS

San Sebastian International Film Festival 2012

Tomorrow/Zavtra IFF (Moscow) 2012

Tessaloniki IFF 2012

Mannheim-Heidelberg IFF 2012

Cottbus IFF 2012

Santa Barbara IFF 2013

San Francisco IFF 2013

Sao Paulo 2013

San Marino IFF

Skip City IFF (Japan)

Guadalajara IFF (Mexico)

FIC UNACH 2014 (Mexico)

Amiens IFF 2013 (France)

Sevilla European FF 2012

Bergamo Film meeting 2012

Tbilisi IFF 2012

Plus Camerimage IFF (Poland) 2012

Brussels IFF 2013

PRIZES

EURIMAGES PRIZE for Best Coproduction Project 2010 in NCN Rome FF.

Best Director´s Debut and Best Cinematographer´s Debut prizes at Plus Camerimage IFF 2012

Best Film in Skip City IFF Japan 2013

Best Film in Naturman El hierro Film Festival (Spain) 2013

Best Film and Best Actress in San Marino IFF 2013.

Best Film Fic Unach 2014 (Mexico)