The Lesson

Azerbaijan, 2015, 83 min.

Producer

Rafig Aliyev,
Javid Tavakkul

Scenario

Array

Rights

Azerbaijanfilm film studio

Operator

Rauf Gurbanaliyev

Production

Azerbaijanfilm film studio

Khalid, a ten-year-old boy, is an ordinary student with no difference from his classmates. His schoolmates call him Hippopotamus because he is chunky and clumsy. But hardly anybody notices his sharp wit and friendly nature. Nevertheless, one day, young philosopher will give life lessons to his mates and even to adults.

Cast

Tamerlan Agayev, Aliya Aliyeva, Rashid Aliyev, Aina Zarbalieva, Nazim Ibrahimov, Mansura Ahmedova

HONORS
2016 “Kinoshok” Open film festival (Russia) – Best Film Award in “KinoMaliShok” program
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Rafig Aliyev - 1

Rafig Aliyev


Born in 1949 in Fuzuli (Azerbaijan SSR). A film and theatre director, actor and producer. Graduated from the Cultural Education Faculty of the Leningrad Institute of Culture. He started to work as director at Azerbaijan state theatre of young spectators in 1994. Honored Artist of Azerbaijan Republic (1990). People’s Artist of Azerbaijan Republic (2007).

Selected filmography

2016 The Lesson

Javid Tavakkul - 1

Javid Tavakkul


Born in 1974 in Tartar (Azerbaijan SSR). Graduated from Tourism Academy in Naberezhnye Chelny (Russia). Entered Rustam Ibrahimbeyov’s International Film School in 2006. Participant of the 1st International Film School in Belye Stolby (Russia). Participant of international film festivals. Awarded with the “Progress” medal of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Selected filmography

2016 The Lesson

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