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"Pomegranate Orchard" to be screened at AWFF

09 October 2017 [17:09] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Laman Ismayilova

"Pomegranate Orchard" movie by Ilgar Najaf has been selected as Azerbaijan’s official entry to Asian World Film Festival.

The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) brings the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of filmmakers, strengthening ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. 

This year's festival will be held on October 25 - November 2 in Los Angeles (the U.S.).

"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.

Notably,  movie is also included in the long list of applicants for the Oscar 2017 in the nomination "The best film in a foreign language".






















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