By Laman Ismayilova
"The Steppe Man", a film by the Azerbaijani director Shamil Aliyev has been awarded at Mindfield Film Festival – Albuquerque. The film won prizes in "Best Feature" and "Best Director nominees".
Mindfield Film Festival – Albuquerque showcases features, shorts and music videos by filmmakers from around the world.
The film festival aims to show the very best in new independent cinema and to give filmmakers a place to show their work to people who appreciate it.
"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 film was produced in 2012 at Azerbaijanfilm studio by the order of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
"The Steppe Man" has been screened at many international film festivals such as Florence Film Awards 2019 (Italy), European Screen Awards 2019 (Indonesia), White Unicorn International Film Festival 2019 (WUIFF) and others.
The film also won in such nominations as "Best Director", "Best Screenplay", "Best Female Actor", "Creative Search".
"The Steppe Man" was selected as the Azerbaijani entry for the "Best Foreign Language Film" at the 86th Academy Awards (the Oscars).
The scriptwriter of the film is Vidadi Hasanov, the director of photography is Rafig Guliyev, art directors are Rafig Nasirov and Ibrahim Halil Aminov, the composer is Rauf Aliyev, and producers are Mushvig Hatamov and Azer Guliyev.
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