Azerbaijan sends “Pomegranate Orchard” to Oscar [PHOTO]

18 August 2017 17:27 (UTC+04:00)

By Laman Ismayilova

“Pomegranate Orchard” movie by Ilgar Najaf has been selected as Azerbaijan’s official entry to the Oscars.

 The film was submitted for the 90th Academy Awards Oscar in the category "Best foreign language film".

The decision was announced following a meeting of relevant commission of the Azerbaijani Filmmakers Union on the nomination of the national film, Trend Life 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.

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

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