By Laman Ismayilova
“The Steppe Man”, a movie by Azerbaijani filmmaker Shamil Aliyev has been awarded at Cult Critic Movie Awards 2018.
The film won the Jean Luc Godard Award.
“The Steppe Man” tells a story of a young steppe man who lives in remoteness from the city, closely tied to nature. His father teaches him the subtleties of life in the steppe. Soon after his father's death the young man meets a girl from a city. Their meeting becomes a new page in his life, a step to a big life unfamiliar to him before.
The movie has already attended nearly 30 international film festivals and forums and received a number of awards.
The film was awarded ‘For Fairytale Reality’ at DIDOR International Film Festival -2012, ‘For creative research’ at International Telekinoforuma "Together" -2013, Uluslararası Van Gölü Film Festivalı -2014, Rainbow Film Festival - 2014, "Platinum Awards" at International Movie Awards -2014, Noida International Film Festival-2015 and others.
The was named the best in the nomination “Best feature film” at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival in India on December 5-6, 2017.
The Steppe Man was also included in the list of candidates of the American Cinema Academy OSCAR-2014 in the nomination "Best film in a foreign language".
It was filmed at the “Azərbaycanfilm” studio named after J.Jabbarli, with the support of Azerbaijan's Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Creative work for the movie was done by script writer Vidadi Hasanov, director of photography Rafig Guliyev, production designers Rafig Nasirov and Ibrahim Khalil Aminov, composer Rauf Aliyev, and producers Mushvig Hatamov and Azer Guliyev.
The film stars are Bahruz Vagifoglu, Vidadi Hasanov, Javidan Mammadov, Salome Demuria, Vusal Mehraliyev and others.
Cult Critic Movie Awards (CCMA) is a monthly international film competition with an annual live screening mega event organized by leading international film magazine CULT CRITIC.
The film festival aims to help independent filmmakers screening their films, awarding them, show their films to high level industry talents and public figures.
CCMA is a monthly film competition. So each month more than 20 films from each category are officially selected and out of them at least one per category is awarded. The most representative are monthly screened in Calcutta and have a free academic and detailed review published at International film magazine CULT CRITIC.
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