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"Inner City" to be shown in Spain

30 May 2017 [11:38] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

"Inner City" film by Azerbaijani director Ilgar Safat will be screened at the Madrid International Film Festival.

The Madrid International Film Festival is an annual event based in the City of Madrid in Spain. Feature films, documentaries and short subjects of any genre on video and DVD are selected by invitation from entries to the festival.

The festival to be held from July 8 to 15 is open to the public, as well as distribution and sales professionals.

“Inner city” is a psychological drama about a romance between a young student Arzu, who's dreams reach beyond the primitive ambitions of her peers, and Rafael, a veteran of the Karabakh war with crushed dreams of his own.

The story explores what it's like for a young woman to have non-traditional values and love freely in a county that's driven by a cultural mentality that's been passed down through generations, as well as the pain that comes along with breaking free from a society's expectations.

The film was produced by "Azerbaijanfilm" Studio named after Jafar Jabbarly.

The cast include Tahmina Rafaella, Firdovsi Atakishiyev, Mehriban Zeki and Elmira Shabanova.

Screenwriters  are Tahmina Rafaella and Ilgar Safat, stage director Ilgar Safat, stagemanaging operator Luca Coassin (Italy), art director Butunay Hagverdiyev, executive producer Ulvi Gasimov, producer Mushfig Hatamov.

Tahmina Rafaella was awarded “Best Actress” in 5th Van Lake International Festival in Turkey for her performance in the film.


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