By Laman Ismayilova
A children's film “The Lesson” was recognized as the best movie at KinoMalyShok 2016 Open Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
As part of the festival, the film was screened in Anapa, Krymsk, Novorossiysk and Temryuk, Azertac reported.
"The Lesson" is a story about the life of Baku schoolchildren, friendship and responsibility for their actions.
Khalid becomes a target of ridicule for his classmates. No-one wants to become friends with him. He dreams of making friends the most popular boy in the class. "If I have such a friend, I'll be respected and loved by everyone," the kid once told to his granddad.
In the end, the naive boy realizes that respect and recognition come only to those who have self-esteem and who value and remember their roots.
This is the first film for children made in independent Azerbaijan.
The film was shot in Baku's secondary schools No 132 and No 134.
Only non-professional actors are engaged in the film. The little actors went through one-month's acting master classes where they were trained in scenic speech and the art of dramatic identification.
"The Lesson" was made at the order of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism by the Azerbaijanfilm studio named after Cafar Cabbarli.
The film was scripted by Elza Agayeva and Anastasiya Volkova, directed by Rafiq Aliyev and Cavid Tavakkul, produced by Musfig Hatamov and photography by Rauf Qurbanaliyev.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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