Azerbaijani films to be shown at Turkish film festival

Azerbaijani films to be shown at Turkish film festival
Azerbaijani movies will be shown at the IV International Film Festival in Malatya (Turkey), Azernews reported, citing Turkish media.The festival, held on November 15-21, will feature 5 Azerbaijani movies.The movies will include "The 40th Door", directed by Elchin Musaoglu, "Men of our street" by Tofig Ismayilov, "Chameleon", a collaborative work by Elvin Adigozel and Rufat Hasanov, "Steppe Man" by Shamil Aliyev, and "Sunrise Messenger" by Ramiz Hasanoglu."The 40th Door" has been shot by the "Ritm production" center in accordance with state order. The film's producer is Khagani Savalan, and it stars Hasan Safarov, Gular Nabiyeva, Rovshan Aghayev, Elmira Shabanova, and Rafig Azimov.The film is about a 14-year-old Rustam who lives with his mother in a village. One day he realizes that his father had been killed by the Russian mafia. After his death, Rustam tries hard to make both ends meet and support his mother without resorting to thievery. He comes to Baku to find a job."Men of our street" is about several guys who grew up on the same street, and how they look for their place in life. The film stars Anvar Hasanov, Nasib Zeynalova, Shakhmar Alakbarov, Aliaga Aghayev, Tariel Gasimov, Malik Dadashev, and others.The plot of the debut feature film "Chameleon" (Buqələmun, 2013) is about a young man who returns to his hometown to sell his old parental home. Meeting with the people who help him repair the house makes him guy re-evaluate his life.French and Russian filmmakers also worked on the film.The feature film "Steppe Man" has an exciting plot. It is about a young steppe man who lives far from civilization, closely communicating with nature. He is taught by his father, Ulu, all the tricks of the prairie life. Shortly after his father's death, a new chapter begins in his life, and he meets a girl who comes from a village. Their meeting is a step into an unknown life...Creative work for the movie was done by script writer Vidadi Hasanov, director of photography Rafig Guliyev, production designers Rafig Nasirov and Ibrahim Khalil Aminov, composer Rauf Aliyev, and producers Mushvig Hatamov and Azer Guliyev.The film stars Bahruz Vagifoglu, Vidadi Hasanov, Javidan Mammadov, Salome Demuria, Vusal Mehraliyev, and others.Steppe Man was presented at the XXI Open Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Kinoshock 2012 (Anapa, Russia), at the VIII Eurasia International Film Festival (Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2012), and was awarded a diploma at the V International Film Festival Didor (Dushanbe, 2012); it was among the bidding entries at the XVI International Festival in Tallinn, Dark Nights (2012), and was presented at the 35th Cairo International Film Festival (2012), the 13th Tbilisi International Film Festival (2012), 24th Ankara International Film Festival (2013), and the International Film Forum "Golden Knight 2013" in Khabarovsk, Russia.The other film, "Sunrise Messenger" (Subhun safiri), directed by Hasanoglu, is devoted to the 200th anniversary of writer and enlightener, and founder of drama in the East Mirza Fatali Akhundzade.The realistic-enlightener view of Akhundzade, who lived in 1812-1878, played a particular role in the development of Azerbaijani literature and created a solid basis for the development of the genres of modern Western literature such as drama, novel, fiction, short story, narrative, epic poem, etc. in Azerbaijani literature.His first six dramas, created in 1850-1855, formed a new literary school in the literature of the Middle East.The screenwriter of the film is Anar Rzayev. Camera operator is Kanan Mammadov, composer is Javanshir Guliyev, the artist is Rafiz Ismayilov, and executive producer is Adil Gulamov.The film stars about 90 actors. 11-year-old Tofig Aliyev plays Akhundzade in his childhood, while Nijat Habibov and People's Artist Rasim Balayev portray him in his adolescence and later years.The film also casts People`s Artists Fakhraddin Manafov, Ramiz Azizbeyli and Rafig Aliyev, Honored Artist Mammadsafa Gasimov, and Malahat Abbasova (wife of Akhundzade, Tubu Khanim).The film was shot in three countries -Azerbaijan (Baku and Shaki), Georgia (Tbilisi), and Turkey (Istanbul).ANN.Az

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