‘The Lesson’ by Rafig Aliyev and Javid Tavakkul won the Best Film Award in ‘KinoMaliShok’ program at the XXV ‘Kinoshock’ International Film Festival. The festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia ran from September 3 through September 10. Film had been screened within the scope of festival in the cinemas of Anapa, Krymsk, Novorossiysk and Temryuk.
Film tells the story of a boy, named Khalid. At school they call him “Hippo“. But Khalid does everything so his fellow students will like him. He may not be the best football player, but he can write beautiful poetry. In a pinch, he can distract the teacher until she forgets the math quiz. Luckily, he has a grandpa at his side to help him out, and then there is a girl, who likes him and makes his classmates to change their minds about him.
‘The Lesson’ produced by ‘Azerbaijanfilm’ Studio named after Jafar Jabbarly in 2015, according to order of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The International premiere of the film took place at the 34th Munich Film Festival.
The film is written by Elza Aghayeva and Anastasia Volkova, cinematography by Rauf Gurbanaliyev, production designed by Fikrat Alakbarov, music by Tunzala Aghayeva, executive produced by Vusal Abbasov, produced by Mushfig Hatamov.
Cast: Tamerlan Aghayev, Aliya Aliyeva, Rashid Aliyev, Ayna Zarbaliyeva, Nazim Ibrahimov, Mansura Ahmadova and others.