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‘The Lesson’ and ‘Red Garden’ | Dhaka International Film Festival

The feature films ‘The Lesson’ and ‘Red Garden’ have been screened at the 15th Dhaka International Film Festival. The festival took place on January 12-20 in Dhaka (Bangladesh).

‘The Lesson’

‘The Lesson’ premiered internationally at the 34th Munich Film Festival in Germany. The film won the Best Film award in ‘KinoMaliShok’ program of the 25th ‘Kinoshock’ International Film Festival in Russia. ‘The Lesson’ also won the ‘Golden Listapadzik’ award of the 23rd Minsk International Film Festival ‘Listapad’ in Belarus. It also has been screened in competition section of the 5th Delhi International Film Festival in India.

Written by: Elza Aghayeva and Anastasia Volkova

Directed by: Rafig Aliyev and Javid Tavakkul

Director of photography: Rauf Gurbanaliyev

Production designer: Fikrat Alakbarov

Music by: Tunzala Aghayeva

Executive producer: Vusal Abbasov

Producer: Mushfig Hatamov.

Starring: Tamerlan Aghayev, Aliya Aliyeva, Rashid Aliyev, Ayna Zarbaliyeva, Nazim Ibrahimov, Mansura Ahmadova and others.

‘Red Garden’

The film was coproduced by Azerbaijan and Russia at ‘Azerbaijanfilm’ Studio named after Jafar Jabbarly and ‘WeiT Media’, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The film premiered internationally at the 12th Eurasia International Film Festival in Kazakhstan. The European premiere of ‘Red Garden’ took place at the 65th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg in Germany. The film has been screened at the 5th Lake Van International Film Festival in Turkey and the Cairo International Film Festival in Egypt. The film has been selected to represent Azerbaijan at the 7th European Film Festival in Baku. The film also has been selected to screen at the 9th Sofia MENAR Film Festival in Bulgaria.

Written and directed by: Mirbala Salimli

Director of photography: Maxim Drozdov

Production designer: Leonid Karpov

Composer: Salman Gambarov

Executive producers: Tofig Musayev, Timur Jafarov, Nazim Huseynov

Producers: Mushfig Hatamov (‘Azerbaijanfilm’ Studio) and Timur Weinstein (‘WeiT Media’).

Starring: Magsud Mammadov, Gulzar Gurbanova, Taleh Badiyev and others.