"Pomegranate Orchard" film named best at Didor International Film Festival [PHOTO]
By Laman Ismayilova
"Pomegranate Orchard" film by national film-maker Ilgar Najaf has been named the best at the third Didor International Film Festival in Tajikistan.
The main prize of the film festival was presented to scriptwriter Asif Rustamov, Trend Life reported.
Previously, the film was successfully presented at film festivals in Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Germany, Belarus, Australia, Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic, the United States and other countries. In 2017, it was included in the long list of candidates for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
"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 - Rafig Nasirov, executive producer - Akif Aliyev, and producer - Mushfig Hatamov.
The cast includes Gurban Ismayilov, Anar Hasanov, Samimi Farhadov and Hasan Agayev.
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.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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