‘Lady Next Door’, ‘My Grief is Light’, ‘Above and Below’ and ‘Dmitrov 86’ have been selected to screen at the Sofia MENAR Film Festival in Bulgaria. The festival will take place on January 12-29 in Sofia.
‘Red Garden’ by Mirbala Salimli also has been selected to screen at this festival.
For the first time the films from Azerbaijan will be screened at Sofia MENAR Film Festival.
This festival makes Bulgarian audience familiar with the culture and traditions of the Islamic world.
These films are included into the anthology film ‘4.1 Urban Motives’, which was produced with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The films internationally premiered in ‘Focus’ section of the Cottbus Film Festival in Germany.
‘Lady Next Door’
Written by: Irada Baghirzadeh and Anar Abbasov
Directed by: Anar Abbasov
Director of photography: Aleksey Shepilev
Starring: Gulzar Gurbanova, Javanshir Hadıyev and others.
‘My Grief is Light’
Written and directed by: Rufat Hasanov
Director of photography: Mikhail Belkin
Music by: Roman Shulga
Starring: Roman Shulga, Ali Nasib, Teymur Nadir and others.
‘Above and Below’
‘Above and Below’ has been awarded with the Best Film Diploma of Film Forum ‘Hope’ in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
Written and directed by: Timur Ismayilov
Director of Photography: Nadir Mehdiyev
Music by: Gokhan Jeylan
Starring: Eyvaz Aliyev, Namig Aghayev, Arzu Ahmadov and others.
The film also has been screened in competition program of the Didor International Film Festival.
Written and directed by: Jafar Akhundzadeh
Director of photography: Alishir Hamidhojayev
Music by: Rustam Zeynalli
Starring: Zemfira Sadigova, Alibey Mammadli, Abdul Mahmudov, Dilara Kazimova and others.
The production designer of ‘4.1 Urban Motives’: Rafig Nasirov
Executive producer: Azer Guliyev
Producers: Mushfig Hatamov (Azerbaijanfilm Studio) and Irada Baghirzadeh (Adari Films).