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.
Born in Madrid in 1979. In 1999 he left a degree in law and started studying cinematography in TAI School, Madrid. In 2001, he shot his first short film in 35 mm –Las huellas (Tracks)–, that was coproduced with Aki Kaurismäki.
During 2005 and 2006 he was executive producer of the documentary film “A place in the cinema”, selected in different international festivals.
In 2007, he and three partners founded Kinoskopik Film Produktion and he directed the documentary Días de El Abanico (Days of El Abanico), shot in Argentina.
In 2009, his first feature –Ori (The two)– received praise from the critics during its premiere in San Sebastian International Film Festival (New Directors section). Also won First Film Prizes in Tetouan IFF 2010 and PNR Madrid FF 2010.
In 2010, he directed the short film Khorosho, that was selected in 25 national and international film festivals.
At the same time, Miguel Angel works as TV director during the last two seasons of the program El coro de la cárcel (Prison choir), in spanish TVE, among others.
Chaika is his second feature film.
Ahysa Salome Demuria Asylbek Giorgi Gabunia Tursyn boy Aytuar Issayev Tursyn man Bolatbek Raimkulov Zora Zhaksbek Kurmambekov Hojanias Bachi Lezhava Aliya Ciala Gurgenidze Ganibet Salome Mikhelashvili Dilnara Maka Shalikashvili Mole Volkonov Luis Moya Andro Andro Sarishvili Recepcionist Liu Kandareli Gung Ven
Director Miguel Angel Jiménez Director Assistants Bruno Velasco, Giorgi Todria Scriptwritters Luis Moya y Miguel Angel Jiménez Executive producers Koldo Zuazúa, Luis De Oza Coproducers Zurab Magalashvili, Rustam Ibrahimbekov Asociated producer Javier Alén Executive producer France Xenia Maingot Delegate Producer ETB Elena Gozalo Producers Miguel Angel Jiménez, Imanol Gómez De Segura, Gorka Gómez Andreu, Luis Moya Line producer Guadalupe BalaguerDirector of photography Gorka Gómez Andreu Production Manager Spain Diego Rodríguez Production manager Georgia Irakli Bagaturia Costumes Nikoloz Gurapashvili, Teo Berianidze Make-up & Hairdressing Irma Datuashvili Sound recordist Aitor Acosta Cook Txema Hernando Editor and colorist Imanol Gómez De Segura Music Pascal Gaigne Sound editor Benoit Gargonne Mixes Nicolas D´Halluin Making Of Javier Fernández Catalán Graphic design Creatta
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