Films

Pomegranate Orchard

Pomegranate Orchard, "Nar baghi"

Synopsis

Director

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.

„As this private family drama unfurls, we discover the reasons for Gabil’s sudden departure only gradually, in keeping with the leisurely pace of the camera as it pans across the picturesque surroundings. However, the wrongs of the past continue to simmer uneasily beneath the veneer of this innocent landscape, and it is only a question of time before they break the surface.“ – Martin Horyna, Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Azerbaijan has submitted the film as a candidate for foreign language film Oscar.

Ilgar NAJAF

(b. 1975, Armenia), and his family were expelled from Armenia after the ethnic conflict in 1988, and he became a refugee at the age of thirteen. From 1993 to 1997 he studied film and TV direction at the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts. He established Buta Film in 2004. His feature film debut „Buta“ (2011) won awards at several festivals, among them the Houston WorldFest and the Isfahan IFF, and it was also Azerbaijan’s submission to the Academy Awards. „Pomegranate Orchard“ is his second full-length feature.

Filmography

  • Buta (PÖFF 2011)
  • Nar bagi (Pomegranate Orchard, 2017)

Schedule

30.11.2017
18:00 - 19:50
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 140205
Guests (1)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Asif Rustamov
01.12.2017
17:30 - 19:20
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 151401
Guests (1)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Asif Rustamov
03.12.2017
20:45 - 22:15
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 170604
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Forum

Film info

Country: Azerbaijan
Year: 2017
Duration: 90 minutes
Languages: Azerbaijani, Russian
Director: Ilgar NAJAF
Producers: Mushgif Hatamov, Ilgar Najaf
Writers: Asif Rustamov, Ilgar Najaf, Roelof Jan Minneboo
DOP: Ayhan Salar
Montage: Elmir Hasanov
Composer: Firuddin Allahverdi
Cast: Gurban Ismayilov, Ilahe Hesenova, Semimi Ferhad, Hesen Agayev, Rovshan Kerimdukht
Production: Azerbaijanfilm
Festival: Karlovy Vary

Synopsis

Director

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.

„As this private family drama unfurls, we discover the reasons for Gabil’s sudden departure only gradually, in keeping with the leisurely pace of the camera as it pans across the picturesque surroundings. However, the wrongs of the past continue to simmer uneasily beneath the veneer of this innocent landscape, and it is only a question of time before they break the surface.“ – Martin Horyna, Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Azerbaijan has submitted the film as a candidate for foreign language film Oscar.

Ilgar NAJAF

(b. 1975, Armenia), and his family were expelled from Armenia after the ethnic conflict in 1988, and he became a refugee at the age of thirteen. From 1993 to 1997 he studied film and TV direction at the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts. He established Buta Film in 2004. His feature film debut „Buta“ (2011) won awards at several festivals, among them the Houston WorldFest and the Isfahan IFF, and it was also Azerbaijan’s submission to the Academy Awards. „Pomegranate Orchard“ is his second full-length feature.

Filmography

  • Buta (PÖFF 2011)
  • Nar bagi (Pomegranate Orchard, 2017)