Azerbaijani films to join Didor Film Festival [PHOTO]
By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani directors and films have become frequent guests of famous international festivals in recent years.
This time, the famous feature films "Nabat" and "Dmitrov Street 86" will be screened at the International Film Festival "Didor", Trend Life reported.
Movies produced at "Azerbaijanfilm studio" will be presented in the competition program of the festival.
DIDOR is an international film festival that takes place every other year starting in 2004. The mission of the festival is to bring together East and West.
The festival's opening ceremony will take place on October 16 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
“Nabat” is a 2014 Azerbaijani drama film directed by Elchin Musaoglu.
The story is set during the Karabakh War, which resulted after Armenia's territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
Nabat and her husband Isgandar, a former forest guard, old and sick man, live in an isolated house far from the village. The war in the Nagorno-Karabakh has been going on for years, and they lost their son killed in the battle. Their only means of support is milk produced by only cow they have.
The story shows the sad fate of a village's residents who are forced to leave their homes because of the war. But there remains an old woman who refuses to leave her family members buried in the village.
The full-length feature film, was awarded with many other prizes in many influential festivals. It was screened at 71st Venice International Film Festival in Italy. The film was also presented in the 27th International Film Festival in Tokyo, Japan. Earlier this month, the film was screened at the 50th Chicago International film festival.
The film cast includes Fatemah Motamed - Aria as Nabat, Vidadi Aliyev as Iskender, Sabir Mammadov as Major, Farhad Israfilov as Davud.
The film "Dmitrov Street 86" was directed by Jafar Akhundzade.
The storyline is about a mother, who lost sense of time while waiting for her son to come from the Karabakh War. Meanwhile, the world is changing.
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