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Pomegranate Orchard to be screened in Estonia

17 November 2017 15:48 (UTC+04:00)
Pomegranate Orchard to be screened in Estonia

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijan’s "Pomegranate Orchard" movie by Ilgar Najaf will be screened at the 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF).

The festival starts today featuring films from more than 70 countries, Azertac reported.

"Pomegranate Orchard" features a story about an old man, who lives along with his grandson and daughter-in-law in the decrepit house amidst of the huge pomegranate garden. Sudden comeback of his wayward son has changed a gentle rhythm of their peaceful existence. Forgotten bitter memories have come back and even more, new challenges are in store for them.

Scriptwriters are Asif Rustamov, Ilgar Najafov and Roelof Jan Minneboo (The Netherlands). Operator-director is Aykhan Salar (Germany), animation director is Rafig Nasirov, executive producer Akif Aliyev, producer Mushfig Hatamov,

The cast includes Qurban Ismayilov, Anar Hasanov, Samimi Farkhadov and Hasan Agayev.

The world premiere of the movie was held within the “East of the West” competition of the Czech Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Notably, the movie is also included in the long list of applicants for the Oscar 2017 in the nomination "The best film in a foreign language".

By the way, movie's scriptwriters Ilgar Najaf, Asif Rustamov and Roelof Jan Minneboo (The Netherlands) received the "Best Screenplay" prize at the 24th "Listopad" International Film Festival in Minsk.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, or PÖFF is an annual film festival held since 1997 in Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia.

The festival screens around 250 features and more than 300 shorts and animations and sees an attendance of 80 000 people annually.

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Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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