Azerbaijani film director becomes Young Cinema Award Winner for “Pomegranate Orchard” movie

Previously announced winners included Ilgar Najaf as the Young Cinema Award Winner for Azerbaijan’s foreign-language Oscar entry, Pomegranate Orchard (Nar Bagi) at the 11th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs) at a ceremony in Brisbane, Australia.

The storyline of the movie is about an old man, who lives along with his grandson and daughter-in-law in the decrepit house amidst of the huge pomegranate garden. Sudden comeback of his wayward son has changed a gentle rhythm of their peaceful existence. Forgotten bitter memories have come back and even more, new challenges are in store for them.

The director of the film is Ilgar Najafov. Scriptwriters are Asif Rustamov, Ilgar Najafov and Roelof Jan Minneboo (The Netherlands).

Operator-director is Aykhan Salar (Germany), animation director is Rafig Nasirov, executive producer Akif Aliyev, producer Mushfig Hatamov.

The cast of film includes Qurban Ismayilov, Anar Hasanov, Samimi Farkhadov and Hasan Agayev.

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