Miguel Ángel Jiménez

Spain/Georgia/Russia/Kazakhstan, 2012, 100 min., Russian/Kazakh

Eurimages Competition


Chaika tells the love story of a prostitute and a loser sailor, and reconstructs it making it rhyme with two intense seasons: the eternal Siberian winter, and the hot summer in the dusty steppes of Kazakhstan. The young Tursyn goes back home and faces the remaining family he has: an old nomad about to die and a shipwrecked father. Thanks to both of them however, Tursyn is able to solidify the distant memories of her mother. Miguel Ángel Jiménez, who recently presented Chaika in the New Directors Section at the San Sebastian Film Festival, makes the risky documentary adventure of his filming reverberate.


Miguel Ángel Jiménez

Born in Madrid in 1979, Miguel Ángel Jiménez felt the call of cinema and left his studies of Law. In 2001 he filmed his first short, Las huellas (Tracks), produced by Aki Kaurismäki. In 2007, he created with three colleagues the production company Kinoskopik Film Production, and filmed the documentary entitled El abanico in Argentina. In 2009 he debuts in big format fiction with Ori, with good critics in San Sebastian parallel sections. In 2010, with his short Koshoro, he visited more than twenty national and international festivals, being awarded in Spain, Argentina and France. In parallel to his career as a film maker—which has now grown with Chaika, also presented in San Sebastian—Miguel Ángel Jiménez has also developed a career as a TV producer.



2012 Chaika

2010 Khorosho

2009 Ori


España, Georgia, Rusia, Kazajistán, 2012, 100 min, Ruso/Kazajo

Dirección /Direction

Miguel Ángel Jiménez

Guión / Script

Miguel Ángel Jiménez y Luís Moya

Fotografía / Cinematography

Gorka Gómez Andreu

Montaje / Editing

Imanol Gómez de Segura
Sonido / Sound

Aitor Acosta

Música / Music

Pascal Gaigne

Producción / Producers

Miguel Ángel Jiménez,

Imanol Gómez de Segura,

Gorka Gómez Andreu, Luís Moya

Intérpretes / Cast

Salome Demuria (Ahysa),

Giorgi Gabunia (Asybek),

Aytuar Issaye

Página Web / Website

Compañía productora / Production company

Kinoskopik Film Produktion

Compañía distribuidora / Distribution company

Golem Distribución

Martín de los Heros, 14

28008 Madrid

T. 91 559 38 36


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