The pomegranate orchard

Azerbaijan, 2017, 90’

Director

llgar Najaf

Producer

Mushfi Hatamov, llgar Najaf

Scenario

Asif Rustamov, llgar Najaf, Roelof Jan Minneboo

Rights Holder

Azerbaijanfilm, Buta Film

DOP

Ayhan Salar

Cast

Gurban Ismayilov, llaha Hasanova, Samimi Farhad, Hasan Agayev, Rovshan Karimdukht

Production

Azerbaijanfilm, Buta Film

Gabil returns home to the humble family farmstead, surrounded by an orchard of venerable pomegranate trees; since his sudden departure twelve years ago he was never once in contact. However,the deep emotional scars he left behind cannot be erased from one day to the next

HONORS
2017 Karlovy Vary IFF (Czech Republic) – East of the West Сompetition
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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llgar Najaf

Born in 1975 in the Ararat region of the Armenian Republic (USSR). In 1993 he entered the Azerbaijan State University of Arts, fim director’s faculty. In 2004 he established Buta Film company and produced a number of documentary and short fims. In 2011 he directed his debut feature fim BUTA (Asian Pacifi Screen Award 2011 – Best Children’s Feature Film). POMEGRANATE ORCHARD is his second feature fim.

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